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Cyber Security Professors Publishing and Speaking

Dr. Albert Carlson, assistant professor of math and computer sciences, and Dr. Yi Yang, director of Fontbonne’s cyber security program and assistant professor of math and computer sciences, have served as core faculty for Fontbonne’s new cyber security program for less than a year. Yet since accepting these positions, they have continued researching and writing, making accomplishments not just in their classrooms, but in their respective fields as well.


Carlson, an expert in utility security, recently published a new digital-first text, “Principles of Electrical Utility Security: Volume 1 – Physical Security,” as well as corresponding curriculum for engineering students. The text and curriculum were published by Chairseven, an educational content production and creative studio. Carlson’s additional research interests include cryptography, critical infrastructure protection, set theoretic estimation and more.

Yang, along with four colleagues, wrote a research paper that has been accepted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Sensors Applications Symposium in New Zealand, Feb. 18-20, 2014. The paper is titled “BlurSense: Dynamic Fine-Grained Access Control for Smartphone Privacy.” The IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Yang’s research interests include security, privacy and trust issues in wireless networks, network security, and more.

Fontbonne developed a cyber security major in 2013, the first of its kind in the St. Louis area and one of only two cyber security undergraduate programs in Missouri. The degree program prepares graduates to analyze, plan and implement security strategies to safeguard organizations and data.