Butler Selected as a Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Awardee by College

Kevin R. B. Butler, Ph.D.Kevin R. B. Butler, Ph.D., a holder of the Arnold and Lisa Goldberg Rising Star Associate Professor in Computer Science at the UF Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, has been selected as a 2020 Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Awardee.

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with amazingly talented and motivated students who have achieved tremendous success,” Dr. Butler said. “Having the privilege to work with these students is one of the most inspiring parts of my work, and this award is a testament to them.”

Dr. Butler is the associate director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research and a University Term Professor. His research focuses on the security of computer systems and networks. His recent work has included securing embedded systems and protocols, establishing the trustworthiness of data and maintaining its provenance, mobile device security, protection of Internet traffic and the SSL infrastructure, and attacks and defenses against the cloud infrastructure. Other research areas of interest include securing Internet routing, malware propagation, applied cryptosystems, adversarial machine learning, cyber-physical systems, and trustworthy computing.

The Doctoral Dissertation Advisor/Mentoring Award recognizes excellence, innovation and effectiveness in doctoral student advising and mentoring. Dr. Butler will be formally acknowledged at the Spring Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Awards Luncheon.