University of South Alabama
The University of South Alabama (USA) site for the Center for Advanced Research in Forensic Science focuses on Digital Forensics Information Intelligence (DFII). Broadly defined, DFII is the development, testing, and implementation of novel approaches to understanding not only how devices, information systems, and software can be compromised, but also how one can reliably determine how those compromises occurred. We strive to enhance the body of knowledge in digital forensic science through core long-term research thrusts in malicious software analysis, technology evaluation, and detection and exploitation. Eleven faculty members at the School of Computing are working in areas relevant to the Site, primarily in cybersecurity and digital forensics. Shelby Hall, home to the School, is a 165,000 ft2 state-of-the-art research and teaching facility dedicated to computing and engineering. Located on the central Gulf Coast, USA is a growing research institution of over 16,000 students in a region experiencing robust economic development. The area has one of the highest growth, highest employment, and most diverse economies in the South featuring key industry sectors in shipping, shipbuilding, chemical, aerospace, energy, and tourism.
Dr. Michael Chambers
Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Cancer Institute, USA
Assistant Vice President for Research Innovation, USA
Prior to joining the University of South Alabama as Assistant Vice President, Research Innovation, Dr. Chambers founded and served as President and CEO of Swift Biotech, a company developing technologies to fight cancer. Before Swift, Chambers helped found and served as CEO of InnoRx Pharmaceuticals, an ocular drug delivery company. He negotiated its sale to SurModics (NASDAQ: SRDX) in 2005. Prior Chairman of ProUroCare, a public company based in Minneapolis, he has served on the boards of InQ Biosystems, Gene Capture, BioAlabama and the EDPA. He was a co-author of the Commercialization portion of the Alabama Science & Technology Roadmap commissioned by then Governor Bob Riley. Dr. Chambers has been recognized in Best Attorneys in the United States in Commercial Law, Arbitration and Mediation, and recognized as a Top Attorney in Health Care. He has taught arbitration for the American Arbitration Association for over 20 years to certify new arbitrators in the US and routinely serves as an arbitrator in complex disputes. He was previously certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and has served as an examiner for those seeking certification. He served as Chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce in 2014. He co-founded 1702, an entrepreneurship and mentoring organization and was named “Start-Up Executive of the Year” in 2014 by Alabama LaunchPad. An active Rotarian, he served as District Governor in 2015-2016. He received B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva in Switzerland where he was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and a Swiss Confederation Fellow. He speaks French and Spanish. He serves as an Adjunct Professor of Oncologic Sciences at the Mitchell Cancer Institute and has served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation.
Dr. William Bradley Glisson
Associate Professor, School of Computing, USA
Dr. William Bradley Glisson is an Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama. He has a Ph.D. in Computing Science from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2008, Master of Science in Information Management from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, 2001, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems & Operations Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1999, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1993. Dr. Glisson has ten years of industrial experience which includes working for U.S. and UK Global Fortune 500 ﬁnancial institutions. Dr. Glisson has been the primary investigator on residual data research projects funded predominately by industry. Dr. Glisson has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications that currently consist of 10 journal articles, 1 trade journal, 1 book chapter, 31 conference publications, 4 workshop publications and 6 abstracts. His area of research focuses on digital forensics, information assurance, software engineering, and applied computing science with a speciﬁc interest in the security, business, and healthcare implications associated with residual data. Dr. Glisson has co-chaired several conference mini-tracks that include: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences at Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) mini-tracks in 2018 “Cyber-of-Things: Cyber Crimes, Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics” Mini-track; in 2017 “Cyber-of-Things: Cyber-Crimes and Cyber-Security” Mini-track; in 2016 “Cybercrimes, Cyber-Physical Innovations, and Emerging Investigation Challenges” Mini-track; and the “IS Security, Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations” mini-track for the 26th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. Previous to this appointment, he was the Director of the Computer Forensics MSc program at the University of Glasgow for ﬁve years. He builds on previous administrative and teaching experiences to teach and improve digital forensic courses while researching relevant real-world digital forensic issues.
Dr. Jordan Shropshire
Professor, School of Computing, USA
Dr. Jordan Shropshire is a Professor of CIS at the University of South Alabama. His research centers on the technical and strategic aspects of cloud and infrastructure security. His research is funded by organizations such as the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, Cisco, IBM, and RedHat. Dr. Shropshire has published articles in journals such as European Journal of Information Systems, Computers & Security, and Journal of Computer Information Systems. He has served as reviewer and ad hoc associate editor for journals such as MIS Quarterly, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and Information Systems Research. He has presented research and provides reviews for conferences such as America’s Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and Hawaiian International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS). Dr. Shropshire completed his PhD from Mississippi State University and his B.S. from the University of Florida.
Dr. Todd R. Andel
Professor, School of Computing, USA
Todd R. Andel is a Professor at the University of South Alabama’s School of Computing. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida State University (2007), an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Air Force Institute of Technology (2002), and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (1998). He was a prior faculty member of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Air Force Institute of Technology from 2007 to 2012. He is a retired Major in the U.S. Air Force, serving over 23 years specializing in cyber systems defense, research, and education. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and journals related to computer and information security, side-channel analysis, embedded systems security, network security protocols, and formal methods. He is a senior member of the IEEE and senior member of the ACM.