Mina Guirguis, Ph.D.

Mina is a computer scientist with over 20 years of experience in the area of cybersecurity. Mina spent 6 years at Boston University conducting research in the area of network security followed by 13 years at Texas State University conducting research in the area of securing Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Networks and Cloud Computing. Mina's research work has been published in over 50 refereed papers, posters, journals, and book chapters, funded by over $3.3M research awards from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Department of Homeland Security, IEEE, Cisco and Texas State University.

Mina has a wide range of industrial and research engagement experience at various companies, including Microsoft and Fortress Technologies (acquired by General Dynamics). He has been a visiting researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the summers of 2012 and 2013. Mina joined the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Group in the ECE Dept. at UT Austin over the 2014/2015 academic year. Mina has also been a visiting scholar at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) in the summer of 2016.

Mina is currently a Professor of Computer Science at Texas State University, the director of the Intelligent Security Group and the founder of Blocmount. Mina received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Boston University in 2007.

A short 2-page resume can be found here.

Blocmount engagement span multiple areas and directions:

  • Serve as a cybersecurity consultant in providing valuable assessment and feedback on new cybersecurity products.
  • Research and evaluate new directions in developing state-of-the-art defense strategies that encompass our areas of expertise in networks, clould computing, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things.
  • Serve on Advisory boards in helping cybersecurity companies grow through identifying new markets given the current state in cybersecurity.
  • With the expertise in serving on numerous federal review panels (including SBIR/STTR, Transition to Practice), Blocmount can help its clients critique (and develop) strong research projects (and proposals).
  • Engage in cybersecurity educational activities through various programs. This includes developing and delivering talks, course modules and workshops in cybersecurity.
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