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Crawford, Heather

Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering and Sciences

Personal Overview

Dr. Heather Crawford is an Assistant Professor in the Harris Institute for Assured Information within the Department of Computer Engineering and Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Computing Science from University of Glasgow in Scotland, where her research was focused on developing a framework for continuous, transparent authentication on mobile devices. Dr. Crawford has authored and co-authored publications that appear in journals such as Computers & Security.

Her research interests include privacy, security and trust for the Internet of Things, behavioral modeling, alternative authentication, and usable security.

I am currently looking to supervise motivated MS and Ph.D. students who share my research interests. Interested students who have already applied for admission to Florida Tech should email me at .

Educational Background

Ph.D., Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 2013

M.Sc., Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2009

B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2007

Current Courses

Fall 2017:
CSE 1001 Fundamentals of Software Development 1, a freshman undergraduate C programming course
CYB 5272 Computer and Information Security, a graduate-level introduction to computer security

Selected Publications

Please see my Google Scholar page for a (mostly - depends on Google's mood!) up-to-date listing of my publications: