2017

To be determined

To be determined

To be determined

Teaching

Undergraduate program enrollment has significantly increased.
Master program enrollment has significantly increased.

Research

Total Number of Book Chapter: 2
Total Number of Journal Papers: At least 8
Total Number of Conference Papers: At least 15

Total Number of Active External Grant Awards: 19
Total Number of New External Grant Awards: 6 (see below)
1) Bayrak, C. (PI), "Development and Validation of a Virtual Endoluminal Surgery Simulator (VESS) for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer," Sponsored by Subcontractor of NIH-RPI-UCA Grant, Federal, $19,000.00. (September 25, 2016 - July 1, 2017).
2) Chiang, C.-C. (PI), "ADHE SURF Award: Computing and Encrypted Data," Sponsored by ADHE, State, $2,950.00. (January 2017 - December 2017).
3) Xie, M. (PI), Yoshigoe, K. (Co-PI), "PROMISE: A Platform for Competition and Education in Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $276,424.00. (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019).
4) Xie, M. (PI), "Google Cloud Platform Education Credits," Sponsored by Google, Private, $9,100.00. (June 2016 - May 2017).
5) Xie, M. (PI), "NetSiC: A Virtual Lab for Networking and Network Security in the Cloud," Sponsored by National Security Agency, Federal, $115,875.00. (February 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018).
6) Yu, S. (PI), "SaTC: CORE: Small: Toward Usable and Ubiquitous Trust Initialization and Secure Networking in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $500,000. (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2020)

PhD student Yanyan Li received Best Poster Award in 2016 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security.
Our UALR CCDC team participated in SW CCDC "Southwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition" at University of Tulsa, and won the 4th place.
Our student Zachary King was reported in various media for his project on vehicular security.
Dr. Xie received Faculty Excellence Award in Research and Creative Endeavors, EIT College of UA Little Rock.

Dr. Bayrak served as an editor for Elsevier Applied Soft Computing.
Dr. Chiang served as an ABET program evaluator during November 13, 2016 - November 15, 2016.
Dr. Milanova served as the Session Chair for MPRSS'2016, Cancun, Mexico.
Dr. Milanova served as the editorial review board member for International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Consumer Health Informatics.
Dr. Milanova served as the editorial review board member for Journal of Intelligent Systems.
Dr. Xie served as an editorial review board member for International Journal of Security and Networks.
Dr. Xie served as an editorial review board member for Wiley’s Security and Communication Networks.
Dr. Xie served as a member for Securing our eCity Little Rock, Arkansas, United States.
Dr. Yu served as an editor for Journal of Platform Technology.
Dr. Yu served as an editor for KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems.
Dr. Yu served as an editor for International Journal of Security and Networks.
Dr. Yu served as a track organizor for 11th International Conference on Body Area Networks.
Dr. Yu served as a track organizor for IEEE Globecom 2016.
Dr. Yoshigoe served as an editor for IET Wireless Sensor Systems.
Dr. Yoshigoe served as the session organizor for IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering
Faculty served in many committees in professional conferences.
Faculty served as external reviewers for faculty promotion.
Faculty served as external reviewers on Dissertation Committee.

BS in Computer Science program has been accredited by Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) till September 30, 2020.

Continue to grow the undergraduate programs in both size and quality.
Continue to grow the graduate programs in both size and quality.

A. Enrollment (spring census, 1st major headcount and SSCHs)

B. Retention (pending available data)

C. Personnel (number per category, tenure and promotion, etc.)

Name Title
Coskun Bayrak, Professor (tenured)
Chia-Chu Chiang, Professor (tenured)
Mariofanna Milanova, Professor (tenured)
Steven Minsker, Professor (tenured)
Peiyi Tang, Professor (tenured)
Mengjun Xie, Associate Professor (tenured)
Shucheng Yu, Associate Professor (tenured)

Departure:
Kenji Yoshigoe, Professor (departed on February 16, 2017)
Donna Clark O'Neall, Administrative Assistant (departed on July 22, 2016)

D. Grants and Contracts

(New)

1) Bayrak, C. (PI), "Development and Validation of a Virtual Endoluminal Surgery Simulator (VESS) for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer," Sponsored by Subcontractor of NIH-RPI-UCA Grant, Federal, $19,000.00. (September 25, 2016 - July 1, 2017).
2) Chiang, C.-C. (PI), "ADHE SURF Award: Computing and Encrypted Data," Sponsored by ADHE, State, $2,950.00. (January 2017 - December 2017).
3) Xie, M. (PI), Yoshigoe, K. (Co-PI), "PROMISE: A Platform for Competition and Education in Cyber Security," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $276,424.00. (September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2019).
4) Xie, M. (PI), "Google Cloud Platform Education Credits," Sponsored by Google, Private, $9,100.00. (June 2016 - May 2017).
5) Xie, M. (PI), "NetSiC: A Virtual Lab for Networking and Network Security in the Cloud," Sponsored by National Security Agency, Federal, $115,875.00. (February 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018).
6) Yu, S. (PI), ""SaTC: CORE: Small: Toward Usable and Ubiquitous Trust Initialization and Secure Networking in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $500,000. (August 1, 2017 - July 31, 2020)

(Continuing)
1) Bayrak, C. (PI), "Design and Development of Virtual Airway Skill Trainer (VAST) Platform.," Sponsored by NIH-RPI-UCA, Federal, $39,370.00. (October 1, 2015 - March 30, 2017).
2) Chiang, C.-C. (PI), "ADHE SURF Award (Student: Connor Roset)," Sponsored by ADHE, State. (January 2016 - August 2016).
3) Milanova, M. G., "Historically Black College and Universities – Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP)," NSF.
4) Xie, M. (PI), Yoshigoe, K. (Co-PI), Agarwal, N. (Supporting), Yu, S. (Supporting), Chiang, C.-C. (Supporting), Milanova, M. G. (Supporting), "REU Site: CyberSAFE@UALR: Cyber Security and Forensics Research at University of Arkansas at Little Rock," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $289,659.00. (February 1, 2014 - January 31, 2018).
5) Xie, M. (PI), Li, Y. (Supporting), "A Cloud-based Platform for Cyber Security Labs," Sponsored by Amazon, Private, $7,200.00. (January 2015 - January 2017).
6) Yu, S. (PI), "CCSS: Collaborative Research: Developing A Physical-Channel Based Lightweight Authentication System for Wireless Body Area Networks," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $120,268.00. (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017).
7) Yu, S. (PI), "EAGER: Utilizing Contextual Channel Characteristics for Secure Communications in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $150,289.00. (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2017).
8) Yu, S. (PI), Xie, M. (Co-PI), Chiang, C.-C. (Co-PI), Yoshigoe, K. (Co-PI), "MRI: Acquisition of a Cloud Computing Infrastructure for Research and Education," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $108,125.00. (September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2017).
9) Yu, S. (PI), "CCSS: Collaborative Research: Developing A Physical-Channel Based Lightweight Authentication System for Wireless Body Area Networks," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $120,268.00. (September 1, 2014 - August 31, 2017).
10) Kenji, Y. (PI), “Summer Computer Science Program for High School Teachers,” Arkansas Department of
Education, Amount: $35,535. (May 15, 2016 – August 15, 2016)
11) Kenji, Y. (Senior Personnel), “An Integrative Approach to Integratable, Compsable and Evolvable Cybersecurity in Energy Delivery Systems,” Department of Energy, Amount: $12,226,504. (October 2015 – September 2020)
12) Kenji, Y. (Co-PI), "Academic Research Enhancement Awards: Developing Integrative Approaches for Identifying
Disease-causing Genes and Dysfunctional Networks," National Institute of Health, Amount: $373,520, (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2018).
13) Kenji, Y. (PI), "MRI: Acquisition of Peta-scale Data Storage System for Big Data Exploration in STEM Fields," National Science Foundation, Amount: $291,908 plus $125,013 institutional match ($417,011 total). ( September 2014 – August 2017)
E. Fundraising

F. Other