Selcuk Uluagac, Ph.D.

Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL)

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Phone: 305-348-3710



Dr. Uluagac is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University (FIU), where he directs the Cyber-Physical Systems Security Lab (CSL).  Before FIU, he was a Senior Research Engineer in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Symantec. Dr. Uluagac earned his Ph.D. in security from the School of ECE at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also received a M.S. in Information Security from the School of Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology and a M.S. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research is on security and privacy of Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems and has more than 140 scientific/creative works in practical and applied aspects of these areas. In 2015, Dr. Uluagac received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the US National Science Foundation (NSF), which is NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. In 2015, he was awarded the US Air Force Office of Sponsored Research (AFOSR)’s Summer Faculty Fellowship. In 2016, he received the Summer Faculty Fellowship from the University of Padova, Italy. He is an active member of IEEE (senior grade), ACM, and, USENIX and a regular contributor to national panels and leading journals and conferences in the field. Dr. Uluagac has served on the program committees of top-tier security conferences such as IEEE S&P (Oakland), NDSS, ASIACCS, ACSAC, inter alia. He was the General Chair of ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks (ACM WiSec) in 2019. In 2018, he co-chaired the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Annual Expo and Conference, which is one of the largest events in the cyber education domain. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Communications and Surveys and Tutorials (network security lead area editor), and Elsevier Computer Networks.