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Cyber Center

Cyber Security Solutions, Training and Cyber Workforce Development

Odessa-Midland has a rapidly growing population and a robust economy fueled by the oil and gas industry. With unemployment at 50 year lows and a growing demand for skilled workers, Odessa/Midland finds it ever more difficult to support its dynamic economy with a technical workforce. The Cyber Center proposed above will provide the infrastructure for UTPB to train hundreds of cyber professionals in cybersecurity & privacy, computer science, network administration & security, information technology, machine learning (AI), software engineering/development, and data science. This Center will provide programming at the certificate, associate, bachelor and master’s level to supply the workforce and collaborate with industry to help West Texas thrive and attract technical professionals. The Center will provide a hub of applied research to support regional industry. The UTPB center will support and promote economic development and economic diversification in West Texas.

Cyber Center will provide cyber expertise, external consulting, external and internal training and workshop opportunities, cyber workforce development for the Permian Basin, industry engagement and collaboration on projects, and solutions to real world cybersecurity problems through multidisciplinary approach.

Center of excellence in:

  • cybersecurity & privacy
  • AI based cyber defense
  • Anomaly/Intrusion detection
  • analytics & statistics
  • Data Sciences
  • network admin & security
  • Software development
  • Internet of things security
  • Vehicular network security

 

External training, workshops, consulting, industry collaborations:

Dr. Sohan Gyawali
Director of the UTPB Cyber Center
Phone: (432) 552-2262
Email: gyawali_s@utpb.edu
Location: Science and Technology Building Room 2264

University Degree Educational Opportunities:

Dr. Ilhyun Lee 
Professor  and Chair of Computer Science
Phone
: (432) 552-2252
Email: lee_i@utpb.edu

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