Working with FICS

Thanks for your interest in research opportunities within the University of Florida's Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research. I'm always looking for students who are interested in biometric / identity science and machine learning related research topics. If you are interested in any of these areas, please feel free to stop by my office and speak with me.

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Prospective Graduate Students

Students wishing to be awarded a graduate research assistantship should be aware that I typically award research assistantships to students who have taken a course with me, completed an independent study/honors project with me, or have demonstrated significant past research experience in the areas of biometrics / identity science, machine learning, and/or pattern recognition. If you are interested in a GRA position, you should check this page to see if there are any available and schedule a meeting with me.

Available Positions

I currently have two open research assistantship positions available in the area of computer vision/image analysis for hardware assurance. Students should be U.S. citizens with expertise in the areas of image analysis and pattern recognition. Please send your CV to if interested.