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10-Year, $3 Million Gift from MassMutual Foundation to Enrich Cybersecurity Initiative

The MassMutual Foundation, Inc.--a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual)--today announced it is providing the University of Massachusetts Amherst $3 million over 10 years to further strengthen its world-class cybersecurity research and education programs in Western Massachusetts. The grant to UMass Amherst will support new... Read More

Spring 2016 Security Scholarship Information Session

On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Prof. Brian Levine will provide some information about UMass new Scholarship for Service Program. After a brief introduction to the program, Brian will answer questions from students. Whether you plan to apply to the program for the fall 2016 semester, or later, please attend.

Students from Computer Science,... Read More


UMass Amherst Receives $4.2 Million SFS Award

(January 25, 2016) A team of cybersecurity researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by computer scientist Brian Levine has a received a $4.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to bring a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program to the campus, the first public university in New England to receive such an award.

NSF's CyberCorps program... Read More

UMass Amherst Cyber Security Expert Receives $580,000 Grant to Fight Internet Censorship

Internet security expert Amir Houmansadr at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently received a five-year, $581,458 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to combat Internet censorship by analyzing current censor-circumvention systems and designing a model that will lead to new anti-blocking tools.

Current anti-censorship techniques, whether used by people simply... Read More

Assistant / Associate Professor Positions

The College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions in computer science for the 2016-2017 academic year. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related area, and should show evidence of exceptional research promise.  

Subareas of interest include 1) Security and... Read More

University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of computer science Gerome Miklau

UMass Amherst Computer Scientists Recieve Grant to Enhance Data Privacy

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) this week named University of Massachusetts Amherst professor of computer science Gerome Miklau to lead a 4.5-year, $2.8 million grant to develop tools and techniques that enable the agency to build data management systems in which "private data may be used only for its intended purpose and no other".

Miklau's project is part of... Read More

Building Privacy Into Smart Buildings

UMass Amherst receives grant to enhance privacy in smart buildings and homes

As more smart grids and buildings are fitted with digital electric meters, Web-enabled appliances and lighting, programmable outlets and switches, and intelligent HVAC systems that rely on Internet-connected sensors, experts increasingly worry that smart sensors and other Internet-connected devices may leak... Read More

UMass Amherst Launches new Cybersecurity Institute

The Institute’s core mission is to create a sustained cybersecurity community, bringing together not only faculty from the UMass campus and the Five-College consortium, but also partners across government, industry, and academia in New England to advance scientific and societal understanding of the pressing issues raised by cybersecurity.

Houmansadr's CacheBrowser Featured in MIT Technology Review

November 25, 2015

Last week, The MIT Technology Review spotlighted the work of CICS researchers in an article, Browser Plug-in Punches an Unfixable Hole in China's Great Firewall. Highlighted was the work of Assistant CICS Professor Amir Houmansadr and former... Read More