Designing ‘smart’ security for smart devices

Designing ‘smart’ security for smart devices

By Eric Stann | MU News Bureau Modern society is inundated with different types of smart devices designed to make people’s lives easier, from virtual assistants to household appliances and health-monitoring devices — not to mention smartphones. While each device has some amount of built-in security to help combat the threat of cyberattacks, the increased [...]
Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Team uses machine learning to predict the properties of simulated carbon nanotube arrays

Image of nanotube forest micropillars. The research team is now growing carbon nanotubes in the Advanced Nanostructures Lab. Image captured by Ramakrishna Surya a PhD student in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Carbon nanotubes have the potential to provide lightweight, flexible materials that could revolutionize the world. In their perfect form, these molecules — which are [...]
Oruche receives prestigious GEM Associate Fellowship

Oruche receives prestigious GEM Associate Fellowship

Roland Oruche, a PhD student in computer science, has been named a GEM Associate Fellow by the National GEM Consortium. The fellowship recognizes individuals from diverse backgrounds for outstanding graduate work and great potential for success in the future. “Having been accepted for this fellowship gives me the opportunity to not only make a substantial [...]
Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Researchers aim to protect cyber space in virtual reality environments

Virtual reality (VR) is becoming a popular replacement for in-person gatherings. Today, VR is used to provide remote classroom experiences, create realistic workplace settings and simulate training scenarios in realistic environments. But as the technology becomes more mainstream, the potential for malicious attacks on VR systems is growing. Now, a Mizzou Engineering team is beginning [...]
Middle, high school students explore cyber security at Hacker Tracker Camp

Middle, high school students explore cyber security at Hacker Tracker Camp

Twelve middle and high school students gained a deeper understanding of cybersecurity and associated professions at a three-day virtual camp hosted by Mizzou Engineering. During the Hacker Tracker Cyber Security Camp, participants practiced coding, explored various types of attacks and heard from experts in the field. “It’s remarkable that these students learned and grasped complicated [...]
10 students, 10 weeks, 5 real-world research experiences

10 students, 10 weeks, 5 real-world research experiences

Research Experience for Undergraduates participants pictured top from left: Calvin Davis, Masrik Dahir, Sam Elfrink, Cameron Gran and, Emily Lattanzio. Bottom from left, Kelly Ryoo, Hank Stafford, Hosanna Tesfaye, Nikhil Vyas and Cade Winters. Ten undergraduate students from around the country have spent the past 10 weeks conducting research in emerging technologies such as home [...]
Mizzou Engineer Offers Tips on Preventing Ransomware Attacks

Mizzou Engineer Offers Tips on Preventing Ransomware Attacks

By Eric Stann, MU News Bureau Prasad Calyam The recent ransomware attack on a major oil refinery in the United States, followed weeks later by another hack that affected a large meat supplier, have again brought the issue of cyberattacks to the forefront of people’s minds, followed closely by a renewed push toward building better [...]
Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Board Provides Industry Expertise

Mizzou Cybersecurity Center Board Provides Industry Expertise

Members of the new Mizzou Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Board are: Top, from left: Ryan Frillman, Equifax; Cindi Carter, MedeAnalytics; Kevin Fuller, Burns & McDonnell; Jason Martin, Defense Information and Systems Agency. Bottom, from left: Randy Raw, Veterans United Home Loans; Walid Rjaibi, IBM; Nichole Windholz, health care company in Kansas City; and Jon Rolf of [...]
Meet Prasad Calyam

Meet Prasad Calyam

The U.S. is facing a severe shortage of cybersecurity professionals, leaving government and businesses vulnerable to online attacks. A Mizzou Engineer is on a mission to fill those vacancies. Meet Prasad Calyam, who has made it his purpose to train a new generation of cyber warriors who can defend our digital data. Calyam is an [...]
Computer Science Student Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Computer Science Student Selected for NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Roland Oruche, a second-year PhD student in computer science has been selected to receive a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The highly selective Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines. It includes three years of financial support. Selection as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow “is a highly significant [...]

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