Speaker: Mohamed F. Chouikha, Ph.D.

When: 12:00pm, Nov 13, 2019

Where: ELEN231


In 2003 President Bush declared “The way business is transacted, government operates, and national defense is conducted have changed. These activities now rely on an interdependent network of information technology infrastructures called cyberspace.” That same year a national strategic plan to secure cyberspace was published. In this talk, the presenter will discuss the relevance and the impact of cybersecurity since then. Illustrative examples will be given to describe the landscape and to emphasis the importance of the creation of a unified view of cybersecurity based on existing and new tools. The presenter will also describe how PVAMU can be involved in this endeavor. The talk will be kept to a minimum of technical details, but those technical terms needed will be defined in the context of their use.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Mohamed F. Chouikha received his Ph.D. in EE from the University of Colorado in Boulder. In 1988 he joined, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Howard University, where he was the Department Chair of the ECE Department. He was the Director of the IC-Center of Academic Excellence, the founding and first Director of the Center of Applied High Performance Computing and one of the founding Directors of the Washington Academy of Biomedical Engineering. His research interest covers many subjects including but not limited to Hardware cybersecurity, Statistical Machine Learning, Signal Processing and automatic test pattern generation and verification of complex digital systems. Dr. Chouikha has been actively involved in undergraduate and graduate training for more than 30 years. He has supervised many Masters, PhDs, and Post doctorial students and introduced significant changes in the graduate and undergraduate curricula to reflect modern trends. Another important focus of Dr. Chouikha work has been on enhancing the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities in engineering.