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Dr. Eman El Sheikh

  • Position:  Professor, Computer Science, and Director, Center for Cybersecurity
  • Department:  Computer Science
  • Office Location:  Building 4, Room 237B
  • eelsheikh@uwf.edu
  • Campus: 8504743074

Biography:

Dr. Eman El-Sheikh is Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Professor of Computer Science. She is also a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and machine learning. El-Sheikh has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and given over 60 research presentations and invited talks. She co-authored a Springer research book on emerging trends in the evolution of service-oriented and enterprise architectures. 

Her research projects include the development, application and evaluation of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for cybersecurity, education, software architectures and robotics. El-Sheikh is Principal Investigator and Director of the UWF ADVANCE Program, a National Science Foundation-funded grant aimed at enhancing the culture for recruiting, retaining and advancing women in STEM. She also launched a Women in Computing organization and Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) Chapter at UWF.

El-Sheikh received several grants to enhance cybersecurity education and training for pre-collegiate and college students with an emphasis on increasing the participation of women and underrepresented groups in cybersecurity. She received the 2014 UWF President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity. El-Sheikh enjoys engaging students in research activities and has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate student research projects. She teaches undergraduate and graduate Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence courses, and has integrated cybersecurity into many of her courses. El-Sheikh holds three degrees in Computer Science -- a Ph.D. and a M.S. from Michigan State University and a B.S. from the American University in Cairo.

Degrees & Institutions:

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.S., American University in Cairo

Research:

El-Sheikh is also a Visiting Research Scientist at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and machine learning. El-Sheikh has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and given over 60 research presentations and invited talks. She co-authored a Springer research book on emerging trends in the evolution of service-oriented and enterprise architectures. Her research projects include the development, application and evaluation of artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for cybersecurity, education, software architectures and other domains. El-Sheikh is Principal Investigator and Director of the UWF ADVANCE Program, a National Science Foundation-funded grant aimed at enhancing the culture for recruiting, retaining and advancing women in STEM. El-Sheikh received several grants to enhance cybersecurity education and training for pre-collegiate and college students with an emphasis on increasing the participation of women and underrepresented groups in cybersecurity. She received the 2014 UWF President’s Award for Leadership in Diversity.

Classes Taught:

    • CAP4601 Artificial Intelligence
    • CAP4053 AI Programming
    • CEN4910 Undergraduate CS Research
    • CAP5600 Artificial Intelligence
    • COT6931 CS Project

Special Interests:

El-Sheikh serves as the faculty mentor for the UWF Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) Chapter and the UWF Artificial Intelligence Research Group (AIRG). She enjoys engaging students in research activities and has mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate student research projects. El-Sheikh is also PI and Director of the UWF ADVANCE Program.


Keywords: artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, machine learning, AI and ML applications, software architectures, women in computing, women in STEM, cybersecurity and computer science education

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