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Associate Professor

Center for Transportation Operations, Planning and Safety, Computer Science

3057 Cyber Hall
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  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Mississippi State University, 2009
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama, 1997
  • B.S., Computer Science, University of Alabama, 1995
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama, 1995


Dr. Travis Atkison is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, the Computer Science Cyber Security Program Director, and the director of the Digital Forensics and Control Systems Security Lab (DCSL) at the University of Alabama. His current research efforts focus on the topics of cyber security, transportation infrastructure, and control systems security. These efforts include malicious software detection, threat avoidance, digital forensics, and security in control system environments (previous efforts in power systems and transportation). Dr. Atkison has been employed with the National Security Agency, Louisiana Tech, and the University of Alabama. He has authored over 70 peer reviewed articles in outlets such as IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, and IEEE Eurographics Visualization Symposium. Dr. Atkison has been awarded funding from multiple agencies including NSF, DOE, ALDOT, and AFOSR among others. His work has spanned a wide range of topics, including computer security using both static and dynamic methods, cyber security, information assurance, network security, control system security, transportation infrastructure security, intrusion detection, information retrieval, data mining, distributed data mining, ensemble and hierarchical modeling, and architecture and application development. Dr. Atkison currently holds an active CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification.