Milos Manic, Ph.D., professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering and director of VCU’s Cybersecurity Center.
Milos Manic, Ph.D., professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering and director of VCU’s Cybersecurity Center.

Computer science professor named Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) has named Milos Manic, Ph.D., a CCI Fellow for 2020-2022. Manic is a professor of computer science in the VCU College of Engineering and director of VCU’s Cybersecurity Center.

The CCI was established in 2018 to advance cyber innovation and ensure Virginia is a global leader in the digital economy. CCI Fellows support research and experiential learning excellence across the commonwealth. There are nine CCI Fellows, representing the top echelons of cyber and artificial intelligence (AI) research in universities across Virginia.

“CCI is bringing together Virginia’s educational and research institutions and, as such, is a great enabler for us to lead national and worldwide efforts on the forefront of cybersecurity technologies such as trustworthy and secure AI and AI assurance,” Manic said. “It is a great honor and responsibility to be one of the handful of researchers chosen in the state, and I am looking together to working with my peers.”

Manic, a noted specialist in cybersecurity and AI, is widely published in cybersecurity/resilience, trust in AI and deep learning and energy/critical infrastructures. Manic’s research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Homeland Security and the Idaho National Laboratory, where he holds a dual appointment. He is the recipient of numerous awards including an international R&D 100 Award and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Service Award.

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