CEHC Welcomes New Professors to Growing Faculty Ranks

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) at the University at Albany proudly welcomes two new assistant professors to the informatics and cybersecurity disciplines.

“Our College has a unique culture and thrives because of the people in it,” said Robert P. Griffin, founding dean, College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC). “Our new team members will also thrive at ETEC, an exceptional environment for our students and faculty to promote innovation, foster social and academic growth, and support networking and the sharing of ideas and resources."

M. Abdullah-Canbaz
M. Abdullah Canbaz

M. Abdullah Canbaz joins the Information Sciences and Technology Department from the School of Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, Indiana. Canbaz's research is at the intersection of security and privacy in networking, network science, and applied data science. He is the founder of Clever AI Technologies, a LegalTech startup that focuses on engineering human rights practices to tailor and expand tech solutions for human rights practice.

He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey; and MS in Computer Science and Information Technologies from International Burch University, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; and MS in Computer and Information Science from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis; and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Nevada, Reno.

Omer Keskin
Omer Keskin

Omer Keskin will join the Cybersecurity Department after serving as a research graduate assistant to CEHC’s Assistant Professor, Unal Tatar, since 2019. His research encompasses cybersecurity, data analytics, and networking and assessing cyber risk for organizations, supply chains and critical infrastructures. Keskin was formerly a teaching assistant at Old Dominion University.

He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from Turkish Military Academy; and MS in Engineering Management and a PhD in Systems Engineering, both from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He also recently received an MS in Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity from UAlbany in May 2022.

These assistant professors will add to CEHC’s emerging research ecosystem hosting a Keen AI Studio (Canbaz) and Cyber Resilient Interdependent Infrastructure Systems (Keskin).