Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
Alan Sherman is the director of UMBC’s Center for Information Security and Assurance (CISA), an epicenter for Information Assurance research and education within UMBC’s Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department (CSEE). He is an expert in cryptology, pursuing research in algorithm design, cryptanalysis, theoretical foundations for cryptography, and applications of cryptography. His main research interest is the security of electronic voting systems.
Sherman has been an associate professor in the CSEE department since 1995. He teaches courses in Information Assurance, Electronic Voting Systems, Cryptology, Algorithms, and Discrete Math, and has been the director of UMBC’s award-winning Chess Program for over a decade.
Sherman spearheads the Information Assurance and Cybersecurity scholarship programs at UMBC: the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, funded by the Department of Defense (DoD), and the newly adopted Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service program, funded by the National Science Foundation.
Sherman is a cryptographic consultant for private industry, performing security evaluations and DARPA, and other government sponsored security research. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from MIT.
- Federal Cyber Scholarship for Service Program (SFS)
CSEE Professor Dr. Alan Sherman (PI) and Dr. Rick Forno (Co-PI), Graduate Program Director, Cybersecurity have received an NSF grant of $2.5 million over five years to fund 22 students studying Information Assurance (IA) and Cybersecurity. The scholarships are part of the Federal Cyber Scholarship for Service (SFS) program.
- Scantegrity Voting System
- SecurityEmpire cybersecurity education game
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