NSF CAREER Award granted to Professor Tyler Moore

Professor Tyler Moore receives NSF CAREER Award

The University of Tulsa’s Tyler Moore, Tandy Assistant Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance, has received a 2017 National Science Foundation Faculty Early CAREER Award. The five-year NSF grant is one of the most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who are role models in research and education.


Moore is the principal investigator of the project Developing Robust Longitudinal Indicators and Early Warnings of Cybercrime. The research seeks to improve the process of cybercrime data collection and analysis to reduce harm. Moore and a team of student researchers will study the feasibility of devising and deploying a prototype early warning system that proactively alerts defenders to prevent spikes in cybercriminal activity. The project’s educational objective is to advance the science of cybersecurity by contributing public datasets of cybercriminal activity to be shared with other researchers and incorporated into curriculum modules.

Moore (BS ’04) is a cybersecurity and information assurance specialist who joined the Tandy School of Computer Science faculty in 2015. He is director of the Security Economics Lab at TU and StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization. Moore also is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity published by Oxford University Press.

Seven TU faculty have received NSF CAREER awards, including four in the Tandy School of Computer Science.