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Joint Engineering Team Earns Grant to Study Health Care Cybersecurity

An interdisciplinary team from the College of Engineering has earned nearly $600,000 to research ways to better protect patient data in the health care industry.  Read more...

ASCENT Presentation to NCCoE

Dr. Jia Di gave a presentation about ASCENT to visitors from the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

ASCENT Director receives grant from the National Science Foundation

ASCENT Director, Dr. Jia Di, was awarded $349,198 to advance his design of microcontrollers that can operate in extreme environmental conditions, such as space.  The award is part of the NSF's Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry program. Click here...
From left, Karen Marrongelle (NSF), F. Fleming Crim (NSF), Jia Di (UofA), Dale Thompson (UofA), Bradford J. Willke (DHS), and Veronica Villalobos (OPM)

CyberCorps® Student Job Fair

From left, Karen Marrongelle (NSF), F. Fleming Crim (NSF), Jia Di (UofA), Dale Thompson (UofA), Bradford J. Willke (DHS), and Veronica Villalobos (OPM)   The National Science Foundation hosted its Scholarship for Service (SFS) annual CyberCorps® Student Job Fair...

New U of A Research Center Focuses on Security Across Disciplines

Sep. 15, 2016 The Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute (ASCENT), a new center at the University of Arkansas, will focus on spreading security expertise across several different fields. ASCENT is now officially approved by Arkansas Higher Education...

ASCENT has been approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board

On April 22, 2016 during their Regular Quarterly Meeting, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the new Arkansas Security Research and Education (ASCENT) Institute. For the full meeting minutes, click here.
CyberCorps® Student Job Fair

CyberCorps® Student Job Fair

From left, Karen Marrongelle (NSF), F. Fleming Crim (NSF), Jia Di (UofA), Dale Thompson (UofA), Bradford J. Willke (DHS), and Veronica Villalobos (OPM)   The National Science Foundation hosted its Scholarship for Service (SFS) annual CyberCorps® Student Job Fair...

New U of A Research Center Focuses on Security Across Disciplines

New U of A Research Center Focuses on Security Across Disciplines

Sep. 15, 2016 The Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute (ASCENT), a new center at the University of Arkansas, will focus on spreading security expertise across several different fields. ASCENT is now officially approved by Arkansas Higher Education...

NSF Funds Project to Enhance Cybersecurity of Electronic Circuits

NSF Funds Project to Enhance Cybersecurity of Electronic Circuits

Jia Di, professor of computer science and computer engineering and Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair, has received $349,551 from the National Science Foundation to support his research into security issues in computing hardware. Di's proposal was titled,...