Who We Are

The Center is a collection of professors, students and professional partners across myriad disciplines, all devoted to one mission: making the world a safer place for citizens of the 21st century.

With all the wonderful advantages and incredible conveniences that modern technology has bestowed upon us in the past 10-20 years, we’ve also been introduced to a litany of new dangers to our privacy, our finances—even our very identities.

The Center was established in 2011 as a university-wide interdisciplinary research center, born out of a joint computer forensics program created by the UAB Department of Computer and Information Sciences and the UAB Department of Justice Sciences

Some of our principal areas of focus now include computer forensics, classical “wet” forensics, as well as image processing and natural language processing forensics, in order to provide greater service and protection from these new breeds of criminal.

Meet Our Members

Please click on member names for bios and CVs.

Anthony Skjellum, Ph.D. Professor
Chair – UAB Computer & Information Sciences
Director – The Center

John Sloan, Ph.D. Professor
Chair – UAB Justice Sciences
Associate Director – The Center

Puri Bangalore, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Computer & Information Sciences

Eta Berner, Ed.D. Professor
Department of Health Services Administration

Darrell Burke, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Health Services Administration

Dale Carpenter, Ph.D. Deputy Director
Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences

Heith Copes, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Justice Sciences

Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dept. of Managment, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

Amanda Dorsey, MSHI Professor
Director – Health Informatics
Department of Health Services Administration

Cali Fidopiastis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy

Elizabeth Gardner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Justice Sciences

Gerald Glandon, Ph.D. Professor
Chair – Department of Health Services Administration

David Graves, Ph.D. Professor
Chair – Department of Chemistry

John Grimes, J.D. Director of Intelligence Analytics
Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research

Stephen Harville, Ph.D. Research Associate
Department of Chemistry

Ragib Hasan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Ms. Joan Hicks Chief Information Officer
Health System Information Services Management

Aubrey Hill, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Jack Howard, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Xuan Huang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Mike Jablonsky, Ph.D. Research Associate
Department of Chemistry

Eric Jack, Ph.D. Associate Professor/Associate Dean
School of Business

Rajesh Kana, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dept. of Psychology

Allen Johnston, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Kent Kerley, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Justice Sciences

Keri Larson Assistant Professor
Dept. of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

Hyeyoung Lim, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dept. of Justice Sciences

Jason Linville, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Justice Sciences

Aaron Lucius, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry

Lawrence Moose Program Manager
Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research

Jennifer Morthland Director of Dvelopment
College of Arts and Sciences

Carmeliza Navasca, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics

Sarah Parcak, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology

Joe Popinski, Ph.D. Acting Assistant Vice President
Office of VP Information Technology
ex-Officio Member

Julio Rivera, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Arline Savage, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Accounting and Finance

Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Computer and Information Services

Erin Shonsey, Ph.D. Director of Research
Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences

Tommie Singleton, Ph.D. CPA
Carr Rigs and Ingram LLC

Thamar Solorio, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Alan Sprague, Ph.D. Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Murat Tanik, Ph.D. Professor and Chair
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sarah Turner Information Security Engineer
UAB IT

Gary Warner Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences
Director – Computer Forensics Research Laboratory

Molly Wasko, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Chair – Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Barbara Wech, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Department of Management, Information Systems & Quantitative Methods

Jamey Worrell, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Accounting and Finance

Nuo Xu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Dept. of Management, Information Systems and Quantitative Methods

Chengcui Zhang, Ph.D. Assistant Professor
Department of Computer and Information Sciences