A University of Texas at Dallas professor has won this year’s IBM Faculty Award in cybersecurity and will be able to collaborate with IBM in creating new education courses related to cybersecurity as a result.
As the award recipient, Bhavani Thuraisingham, also the university’s Cybersecurity Research and Education Institute executive director, will be able to use IBM’s resources to develop courses related to secured cloud computing, secured mobile computing and cyberoperations, UT Dallas announced Thursday.
UT Dallas expects work for the new courses to begin in spring 2014.
“IBM award winners contribute work that often revolutionizes their fields. Hopefully, after we do great work on this project, other CSI members will receive future IBM faculty awards,” said Thuraisingham, also UT Dallas’ Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor. Additionally, the university said that the award will leverage UT Dallas’ educational, research and system building development projects.
Previously, the university’s CSI department has received over $20 million in grants from the public and private sector and more than $3 million in grants for educational programs in cybersecurity.