Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Cybersecurity and Cloud Computing Research

Cleveland State University (CSU) offers a Cybersecurity-And-Cloud-Computing-Research-robots1proven track record ofexpertise in cybersecurity and data science in partnership with Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection. CSU researchers partner and collaborate with government and private industry to develop and deliver innovative engineering solutions in network security, information security, hardware-oriented security, Blockchain, and data science field.


We create, design and develop innovative cybersecurity and data science systems:

  • Network security and privacy-preserving systems
  • Fault and intrusion-tolerance techniques for the next generation secure and dependable computer systemsCybersecurity-And-Cloud-Computing-Research-robots2
  • Hardware-oriented security including side channel attacks and fault injection attacks along with Aerosol Jet 200 electronics printing
  • Big data processing and Blockchain & cryptocurrency
  • Cyber-physical security in smart grid
  • Security in industrial IoT such as Rockwell PLC work stations
  • Baxter (Rethink Robotics) and Beam Telepresence Robots
  • Develop intellectual property available for licensing to private sector



  • US National Science Foundation supports several projects
    • “A Spiral Computer Engineering Lab Framework” (Chu)
    • “An Integrative Hand-on Approach to Security Education to Undergraduate Students” (Mal-Sarkar, Yu)
    • “CSforAll RPP: Learning from a District-Wide CSforAll Implementation” (Sridhar)
    • “Composing Pathways for Collaboration between CS Researchers and Practitioners” (Sridhar)
    • “Game-Based Cyber Security Education on Anonymous Communication” (Zhu)
    • “Securing Mobile Devices with Memorable, Usable, and Security” (Zhu)
  • US Department of Energy supports “Secure Data Logging and Processing with Block-chain and Machine Learning” (Zhao)
  • Cleveland Foundation supports the projectCybersecurity And Cloud Computing Research Cleveland
    • “Protect Privacy in a Distributed Learning Platform w/a Natural Language Processing Example” (Chung)
    • “Integrating Wireless Sensors and Data Streams into Virtual Reality of Smart Buildings” (Wang)
    • “An Indoor Navigation and Localization System” (Yu)
  • The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) supports the project “Implementing On-Board Sensor andReal Time Data Acquisition Capabilities in Transit Vehicles”(Sridhar)


Students enrolled in the PhD, MCS and MSSE degree program (Masters of Computer Science and masters of Science in Software Engineering) are offered the following advanced courses (600-level or above) that are relevant to this group’s research. It is strongly recommended to take thesis option for MCS/MSSE students, which requires research under the guidance of a faculty member, culminating in the writing of a thesis.

  • CIS 600 Advanced Computer Architecture
  • CIS 606 Analysis of Algorithms
  • CIS 611 Relational Database Systems
  • CIS 612 Advanced Topics in Database Systems
  • CIS 620 Advanced Operating Systems
  • CIS 632 Mobile Computing
  • CIS 634 Software Engineering
  • CIS 635 Software Engineering Metric/Economy/Management
  • CIS 636 Software Quality Assurance
  • CIS 660 Data Mining
  • CIS 666 Artificial Intelligence
  • CIS 675 Information Security
  • CIS 693 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • CIS 694 Computer Network II
  • CIS 694 Anonymous Communication
  • CIS 694 Android Sensor Programming
  • EEC 684 Parallel Processing
  • EEC 688 Secure & Dependable Computing
  • EEC 693 Computer Vision
  • EEC 693 Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust


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