George Berg

George Berg

Associate Professor
College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
Department of Cybersecurity



PhD, Computer Science, Northwestern University

BA, Economics & Computer Science, Northwestern University 

George Berg

George Berg has been a faculty member at UAlbany since 1988 and is jointly appointed with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. He chaired the Computer Science Department from 2006-2012, and the Informatics Department from 2012-2015.

Dr. Berg is also on the faculty of UAlbany’s Institute for Financial Market Regulation, where he has led the development of new curricula to introduce students to the critical role of computational thinking in financial market oversight and regulation. The interdisciplinary team works with financial firms and government and industry regulators to create problem-based undergraduate curricula that address current and future needs of the field. These teaching materials will first be used in financial market regulation courses, and then extended to courses in computing, business, public policy, economics, mathematics, and the social sciences to show the widespread importance of computational thinking.

His main research areas include artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, drones, and maker technologies such as 3D printing. He also works on pedagogical methods in STEM education that engage students and promote recruitment, retention, and success in these areas.


CEHC Courses Taught 

CINF 124X Computer Security Basics 

CINF 454/554 Human Aspects of Cybersecurity

CINF 455/555 Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity 

CINF 466 Independent Research

CINF 699 Master's Thesis in Informatics 


Research Interests

Cybersecurity; Machine Learning; Computational Biology; Natural Language Processing