The Center Leadership         

Dr. Mikhail Gofman

Dr. Mikhail Gofman

Center Director

Room: CS-548

Phone: (657) 278-7304



Dr. Mikhail Gofman has earned his Ph.D. from State University of New York at Binghamton.  His research interests lie in the area of access control policy analysis, biometrics, and virtualization and cloud security. His work has been published in top-tier security conferences and journals. He has more than six years of experience successfully teaching and developing cybersecurity courses, has served on the NSF grant review panels and numerous technical program committees, and is the advisor of the Offensive Security Society (OSS), CSUF ISACA chapter, and CSUF Network Engineering Club.


Prof. Tian Yun


Assistant Director of Teaching

Room: CS-544 

Phone: (657)278-3700



Dr. Yun Tian is the center assistant director. Her research focuses on cloud computing and cloud security, distributed computing security, and big data. She has an active research group working on different projects in her focused areas and has published quite a few papers with her graduate and undergraduate students since she joined CSUF in fall 2013. Dr. Tian is looking for new graduate and undergraduate students who have the desire and dedication to gain hands-on skills and research experience in her research areas.


Dr. Choi

Dr. James Choi

Assistant Director of Research and Grants

Room: CS-427

Phone: (657)278-7257


Dr. James Choi has earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. He is currently the program coordinator for Masters in Science in Software Engineering program. His research interest includes generating secure software that will prevent unauthorized access and manipulation of software systems and also associated data. In particular, in the area of requirements and design of application development.


Prof Shawn Wang

Dr. Shawn Wang

Assistant Director of Outreach

Room: CS-532

Phone: (657)278-7258



Dr. Shawn Wang has earned his Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published in the areas of wireless network security and has taught cryptography. He served on the technical program committee of The IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications.