Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) EDU Directions Workshop

Over the past two decades, the SaTC (Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace) EDU (Education) program has funded many projects in the domain of Cyber Security Education and Capacity Building addressing a wide variety of important problems related to Security and Privacy. More recently there is much interest on developing education programs integrating cyber security and privacy with Artificial Intelligence (AI). In addition to AI, there is also increasing interest in developing education programs integrating cyber security and privacy with Quantum Computing and Aerospace systems.

While much progress has been made by the SaTC EDU program, not all of the cyber security researchers and educators have taken advantage of the program. Furthermore, those who are involved in the SaTC EDU program need to have a better understanding of the impact of education research and the evaluation aspects of the projects. Also, we need to develop a community in the SaTC EDU program with expertise in some of the critical areas such as AI, Quantum computing and Aerospace systems as they relate to security and privacy. The purpose of this workshop is to address these shortcomings, and its objective are to:

  • Involve the larger research and education community in cyber security and privacy in the SaTC EDU program
  • Ensure that the cyber security and privacy education community understands the education research and evaluation techniques to ensure the success of the projects, and
  • Explore the inclusion of projects in critical areas such as AI, quantum computing and aerospace systems as they relate to Cyber Security and Privacy
The workshop will produce a report that would provide support to the SaTC EDU program directors to obtain funding in these critical areas for cyber security and privacy. The workshop program will include panels/presentations on:
  • University leadership commitment to Cyber Security and Privacy Education,
  • Technical Directions in Cyber Security Research and Education,
  • Education Research Methods for Cyber Security and Privacy Education, and
  • Evaluating Cyber Security and Privacy Education Projects, and a poster session on AI+Security Education projects



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Workshop Agenda (Final)

Day 1: November 7, 2023

Continental Breakfast (7:30am to 8:15am)

Opening (8:15am to 9:00 am)
Welcome and Logistics: Profs. Latifur Khan, Bhavani Thuraisingham and Kamil Sarac (The University of Texas Dallas)
Objectives: Drs. ChunSheng Xin, Li Yang and Ambareen Siraj (National Science Foundation).
Opening Address by National Science Foundation: Dr. Jacqueline E. Huntoon, Director of Graduate Education, National Science Foundation
Opening Address by The University of Texas Dallas: Dr. Stephanie Adams, Dean of Eng., and CS., The University of Texas Dallas.

Keynote Address (9:00am to 9:45am)
Prof. Ling Liu (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Leadership Panel (9:45am to 10:30am)
Prof. Anupam Joshi (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Prof. Le Gruenwald (The University of Oklahoma)
Prof. Ovidiu Daescu (The University of Texas Dallas)

Morning Break (10:30am to 11:00am)

Technical Panel (11:00am to 12:00pm)
Prof. Sagar Samtani (Indiana University)
Prof. Jakub Szefer (Yale University)
Prof. Kangkook Jee (The University of Texas Dallas)
Prof. James Joshi (University of Pittsburgh)

Featured Address on Evaluation (12:00pm to 12:45pm)
Prof. Bonnie Swan (University of Central Florida)

Lunch (12:45pm to 1:30pm)

Education Research Panel (1:30pm to 2:30pm)
Prof. Lin Lipsmeyer (Southern Methodist University)
Prof. Kim Nimon (The University of Texas at Tyler)
Prof. Colleen Lewis (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Prof. Jiyoon Yoon (The University of Texas Arlington)

Breakout Sessions Overview and Discussion (2:30pm to 3:00pm)

Afternoon Break (3:00pm to 3:30pm)

Breakout Session #1 (3:30pm to 5:30pm)

Reception/Poster (5:30pm to 7:00pm)

Day 2: November 8, 2023

Continental Breakfast (7:30am to 8:00am)

Discussion of Breakout Session #1 (8:00am to 9:00am)

Breakout Session #2 (9:00am to 11:00 am)

Morning Break (11:00am to 11:30am)

Discussion of Breakout Session #2 (11:30am to 12:30pm)

Closing Remarks and Next Steps (12:30pm to 1:00pm)

Box Lunch (1:00pm to 1:30pm)

Optional Participation

Report Writing (1:30pm to 5:00pm on Day 2)

Workshop Organizers

Workshop Co-Chairs
  • Latifur Khan, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Bhavani Thuraisingham, University of Texas at Dallas
Program Committee
  • HS Chen, University of Arizona
  • Kevin Du, Syracuse University
  • Neil Gong, Duke University
  • Sagar Samtani, Indiana University
  • Heng Xu, University of Florida

Workshop Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions (Final)

  • Area 1: Artificial Intelligence and Security/Privacy
  • Area 2: Quantum Computing and Security/Privacy
  • Area 3: Aerospace Systems and Security/Privacy
  • Area 4: Other (e.g., 5G Security and Beyond)