Carnegie Mellon University

The INI is committed to meeting the nation's demand for cybersecurity professionals.

Carnegie Mellon University, through the Information Networking Institute (INI) and Carnegie Mellon CyLab, has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in:

Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Education (CAE-IA/CD)
Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R)
Cyber Operations (CAE-CO)

Through these CAE designations, Carnegie Mellon participates in programs designed to increase and strengthen the cache of federal information assurance professionals that protect the nation's critical infrastructures and national defense.

INI Director Dena Haritos Tsamitis is the principal investigator for three programs:

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Scholarship for Service (SFS)

Over $26 million in funding since 2001.

Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Program (CYSP)

$1.5 million in funding since 2010.

Information Assurance Capacity Building Program (IACBP)

Ninety-one faculty from 48 institutions attended this intensive summer program to help build information assurance education and research capacity at minority-serving colleges and universities. 

INSuRE (Information Security Research and Education)

Through it CAE-R designation, Carnegie Mellon participates in the multi-university INSuRE program. 

  • Students engage in interdisciplinary, distributed-team research on tasks in the national information security domain
  • Dr. Ehab Al-Shaer teaches the project-based research class, "INSuRE Cybersecurity Research"
  • Interested in mentoring students or sponsoring a project? Contact dr. Al-Shaer