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Cybersecurity Education And Research

Computer Science Department

Dept 3315, 1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 80721

Email: mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu

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Mike Borowczak

Mike Borowczak

Assistant Professor & CEDAR Director
4071A Engineering
mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu
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Research Interests: Mike's research interests include secure VLSI design automation, developing algorithms for secure communication originating in streaming and pseudo-streaming data sources (e.g. IoT, autonomous vehicles) while also developing authentic cyber learning experiences for K-20 students.

Rafer Cooley

Rafer Cooley

PHD Student


Research Interests: Rafer is from Cheyenne, WY and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Cybersecurity with respects to secure distributed systems. His interests include bio-inspired algorithms, Complex Adaptive Systems, and network protocols. He is currently working on artificial immune system approaches to security.

Shaya Wolf

Shaya Wolf

PHD Student


Research Interests: Shaya was born in Buffalo Wyoming and moved to Laramie in 2012. After completing Bachelors degrees in Math and Computer Science, she joined the CEDAR lab where she is working on distributed systems, swarm communications, and encryption mechanisms.

Fiona Moss

Fiona Moss

MS Student


Research Interests: Fiona Moss is a second-year Computer Science Master's student at the University of Wyoming. She completed her Bachelors in Computer Science in India. Her research interests are machine learning and cyber-security, and she is currently working on her thesis involving the application of machine learning techniques for Network Intrusion Detection.

Rasana Manandhar

Rasana Manandhar

MS Student


Research Interests: Ranana is from Nepal where she completed her undergraduate in Electronics and Communications Engineering. She is inclined towards Data Mining projects. She is currently working on Continuous Authentication System.

Lisa Stafford

Lisa Stafford

Incoming MS Student


Research Interests: Lisa is from Denver but has lived in Laramie for the past 10 years and works in the IT department at UW. She has a general interest in AI, machine learning and cybersecurity but would like to pear down those interests to find a focus as she continues her coursework. Lisa is having trouble finding a focus because she finds several general areas interesting, but is open to a variety of different projects.

Mason Johnson

Mason Johnson

BS+MS Student


Research Interests: Mason is from Star Valley, WY and is working on a BS/MS in Computer Science. He is interested in Computer Science outreach education, systems engineering, and security tool development. He is currently working on CEDAR's virtualized lab and is exploring areas to research.

Adrian Barberis

Adrian Barberis

BS Student (CS)


Research Interests: Adrian is from both Europe and the US though mainly the latter. He is currently interested in game design and matching learning/AI and is currently working on creating a better file system. In the future, Adrian would like to apply ML and AI in order to create a smart operating system and better AI/User interactions in video games. On his time off Adrian enjoys photography, hiking, biking, learning new languages, and bingeing the occasional Netflix series.

Alejandro Burmudez

Alejandro Burmudez

BS Student (CS)


Research Interests: Alejandro is originally from Venezuela, but has been a Wyoming resident for almost 10 years. He is interested in working with cyber-security in the future.

Jarek Brown

Jarek Brown

BS Student (CS)


Research Interests: Jarek grew up in Wyoming and has been at the University of Wyoming for a few years. He is pursuing a computer science degree, concentrating in big data, minoring in statistics, and hoping to get a certification in cyber security. He is interested in software security and swarm security.

Garrett Burrows

Garrett Burrows

BS Student (ME)


Research Interests: Garrett is a freshman engineering student interested in all things science related. He is involved in CAD, coding, and independent research. In the future, Garrett hopes he can continue learning about and working with computer science.

Madison Cooley

Madison Cooley

BS Student (CS)


Research Interests: Madi is from Cheyenne, WY. She is interested in cybersecurity research, specifically in using machine learning to predict anomalous behavior (e.g. the Tempest project). She is interested in writing papers for potential publication.

Danny Radosevich

Danny Radosevich

BS + Graduate Student (CS)


Research Interests: Danny is from Laramie Wyoming, and he also decided to stay in Laramie and attend the University of Wyoming. He is in his fourth year there, and will be graduating in December of 2018.

Nicholas Robinson

Nicholas Robinson

BS Student (ME)


Research Interests: Nic is from Casper, WY and is currently working towards a B.S in Mechanical Engineering. Nic is interested in programming. He is currently working on the production and programming of the microbit "badge" for use in outreach activities.

Jared Spaulding

Jared Spaulding

BS Student (CS)


Research Interests: Jared is from Casper, Wyoming. He is interested in software engineering within cybersecurity. He has been working on continuous authentication in the mobile realm.

William Bollinger

William Bollinger

BS Student (BUSN)


Research Interests: William Bollinger is a Undergraduate student at the University of Wyoming studying Business management & entrepreneurship with a minor in computer science. He moved from Hawaii to Wyoming for school and has a long lived interest in all things computers. He competed in the 2012 Cyber Patriots & 2018 National Cyber League cybersecurity competitions.

Wyatt Emery

Wyatt Emery

BS Alumni


Research Interests: Wyatt is from Carpenter, Wyoming. After graduation, Wyatt will work for the DoD at Edwards AFB in California. There, he will be maintaining software that is used to gather data on test flights for new aircraft.

Jacob Wild

Jacob Wild

BS Alumni (CS)


Research Interests: Jake is from Wyoming. He served in the Marine Corps, and is interested in studying networks and their security.

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Cybersecurity Education And Research

Computer Science Department

Dept 3315, 1000 E University Ave

Laramie, WY 80721

Email: mike.borowczak@uwyo.edu

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