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Alexander Perez-Pons

Alexander Perez-Pons

Associate Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering/CENGR

Lecturer
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 250
Miami, FL 33199

aperezpo@fiu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Professional Activities

Alexander Perez-Pons obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (1983), a Master’s Degree (1989) and Ph.D. (1998) in Electrical and Computer Engineering for the University of Miami. After graduating with a BS, he began his career as a Software Engineer at Cordis Corporation where he designed instrument and pacemaker software. During this time, he was promoted to senior software engineer and later to project manager. After returning for graduate work, Alexander undertook various research and teaching responsibility in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Miami. Upon graduating with his Ph.D., he obtained an assistant faculty position with the Computer Information Systems department at the University of Miami and later promoted to associate professor. As faculty he achieved two school-wide and one university-wide excellence in teaching awards and an excellence in research awards. He was recognized for his innovation with technology in the classroom with both an Instructional Advancement Center Excellence in Teaching Award and an Instructional Advancement Grant.

Alexander joined Florida International University's department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013, bringing a teaching style, use of technology in the classroom, and research that spans 15 years experience in academia. He has published numerous transaction articles in multiple journals and conferences on subjects including real-time systems, security, biometrics, and semantic link associations.  His concentration in Cybersecurity and Real-time Embedded Systems makes him a valuable member of the department for his teaching and research.

Since joining FIU, Dr. Pons has taught courses onsite and online and is actively engaged with students to ensure they become Cybersecurity professionals, through course preparation and research.  He founded the department's Cybersecurity Lab, which is used to conduct research and teaching in cyber threat detection and analysis. He is a member of the Applied Research Center research team involved in DOD cybersecurity funded grant. His involvement as a PI, Co-PI or member exceeds $5M in external funding during his time at Florida International University. He has achieved various Tech Fee grants, including funding for the Cybersecurity Lab. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2005. As a consultant, he has worked in the private, public and government sectors and has advised in such areas as Business Intelligence, Mobile Technologies and Network Security.

Alexander conducts research in the areas of Real-time Embedded Systems, Biometrics and Cybersecurity, with a focus on wearable sensor security, software-defined networks, mobile malware and reverse engineering, and digital forensics. His current focus is applying computational intelligence, machine learning and agent technology for anomaly detection of cybersecurity threats in distributed system – smart grid, software define networks and virtualized environments.

Courses Taught

  • Ethical Hacking for Business

Books

Pons A.

(1998).

An Object-Oriented Language for Hard Real-Time Systems

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