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Electrical Engineering

Introduction to the NSF SFS program at UHM

Date: 2016-08-08           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Holmes Hall 389
Speaker: Yingfei Dong, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa

The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) was designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance /Cyber Defense in Research (CAE-R) in June, 2015. In July 2016, we were awarded a sub-grant via the SFS program at The University of Alabama in Huntsville from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which provides 3 full scholarships for two graduate students and one undergraduate student to study cyber security. Each student on a scholarship must be enrolled full time at UH to receive the NSF support. The scholarships provide academic year stipends of $22,500 per academic year for undergraduate students and $34,000 per academic year for graduate students. In addition, SFS scholarships cover expenses normally incurred by full-time students in the institution, including tuition and education related fees (does not include items such as meal plans, housing, or parking); a health insurance reimbursement allowance up to $3,000 per year for UH health insurance (may not be parents health insurance or private insurance); a professional development allowance of up to $4,000 for the SFS Job Fair and other training or professional development travel related to their cybersecurity studies, and a book allowance up to $2,000 per academic year.

A service obligation to the US Government is required following graduation: One year of service in a cyber-security related government position is required for each scholarship year received. Also, a student on scholarship is expected to serve as a paid internship in a government cybersecurity related position during the first summer semester. A student is required to participate in a government “job fair” in early January in Washington DC.

Under this sub-award, each scholarship is awarded for one year only. We are expecting to receive an NSF SFS grant in the following year, which will allows us to continuously support up to two academic years (four semesters) for an undergraduate or a graduate MS student,  and three years for a PhD student.  A single student cannot receive more than one SFS scholarship.

Bio: Yingfei Dong received his B.S degree and MS degree in Computer Science from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1989 and 1992, respectively, his doctor degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in 1995, his PhD degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Minnesota in 2003.

He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering the College of Engineering at University of Hawaiʻi as an assistant professor in August, 2003.

His main research interests are in the areas of computer networking, networking security, multimed ia content delivery, Internet services, distributed systems, and advanced computer architecture.