Assistant Professor, Dr. Mina Guirguis, has been awarded The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award by the National Science Foundation for his proposed project entitled, “Securing Mobile Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs) Against Stealthy Attacks”. The CAREER award is the 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. Dr. Guirguis joins the growing ranks of Texas State faculty who have accomplished this outstanding achievement in recent years. The award is for $458,000 over five years and will enable Dr. Guirguis to pursue his passions of research and teaching at Texas State.
The scientific aims of the project are to identify new classes of attacks that are likely to appear in the near future and to develop the proper defense mechanisms to prevent, detect and mitigate them. The project is focused on autonomous vehicles and intelligent transportation systems.
The educational component will benefit current and future generations of Texas State students by creating new courses, establishing of a Miniature rescue Lab (MRL), and hosting robot demonstration sessions to promote computer science education to nearby high school students. This project will have a tremendous impact on improving the research environment and creating better opportunities for our graduates.