Alexander Perez-Pons, Ph.D.


Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Office: FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, EC 3145

Phone: 305-348-7253



Dr. Alexander Perez-Pons joined Florida International University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013. Recognized for his teaching, use of technology in the classroom, and research, Dr. Pons brings over 15 years of experience in academia to FIU. He has published numerous transaction articles in multiple journals and conferences on subjects including real-time systems, security, biometrics, and semantic link associations.  As a consultant, he has worked in the private, public, and government sectors and has advised in such areas as Business Intelligence, Mobile Technologies, and Network Security. Since joining FIU, Dr. Pons has taught courses onsite and online and is actively engaged with students to ensure they become Cybersecurity professionals, through course preparation and research.  He founded the department Cybersecurity Lab used to conduct research and teaching in cyber threat detection and analysis. Dr. Pons holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami and has been a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2005.  He conducts research in the areas of Real-time Embedded Systems, Biometrics, and Cybersecurity, with a focus on wearable sensor security, software-defined networks, mobile malware, and reverse engineering, and digital forensics. His current focus is applying computational intelligence, machine learning, and agent technology for anomaly detection of cybersecurity threats in distributed systems – smart grid, software-defined networks, and virtualized environments.