The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded grants totaling $500,000 to a team of researchers from Texas Christian University (TCU), Georgia State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University for research on enhancing mobile security and education. TCU is the leading institution. Associate Professor Liran Ma is the principal investigator for the TCU grant with Associate Professor of Professional Practice Curby Alexander (College of Education) serving as co-PI. TCU will receive $250,000 from the three-year collaborative research grant.
Funding from the grant will be used to develop materials to educate undergraduate students on the fundamental aspects of mobile security relevant to advanced cyberinfrastructure, and to improve our ability to identify, prevent and respond to emerging threats. Ma will develop mobile security related labs and materials for this project and Alexander will take the lead on educational assessment.