Featured Faculty

Christine Angelini, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Environmental Engineering Sciences

Christine Angelini, Ph.D. received her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Florida in 2014 and her BSc in Marine Biology from Brown University in 2009. She is an ecologist with expertise in wetland, reef and dune systems. Her research focuses on advancing mechanistic understanding of how species interactions moderate ecosystem resilience to climate change and influence contaminant integration into food webs.

Kevin Butler, Ph.D.

Director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research and University Term Professor

In addition to being director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity Research and a University Term Professor, Kevin Butler, Ph.D. also directs the Center for Privacy and Security for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations (PRISM), an NSF Frontiers project. Butler joined the University of Florida in 2014 as part of the UF Rising to National Preeminence Hiring Program and was the Arnold and Lisa Goldberg Rising Star Associate Professor in Computer Science prior to promotion to Professor. His research focuses on the security of computing devices, systems, and networks. Recent work in my group has included securing embedded systems and protocols, mobile device security and privacy, cellular device and network security, side channel analysis, establishing the trustworthiness of data and maintaining its provenance, protection of Internet traffic and examination of censorship, and attacks and defenses against the cloud infrastructure. Some of Butler’s other research areas of interest include securing Internet routing, malware propagation, applied cryptosystems, adversarial machine learning, cyber-physical systems, and trustworthy computing. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2013 and was named International Educator of the Year within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in 2017 for his work on developing global standards for securing digital financial services in the developing world. Butler is co-chair of the International Telecommunication Union’s Security, Infrastructure, and Trust Working Group as part of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative. Additionally, he is a Senior Member of the IEEE and ACM. He is technical program co-chair of the 2022 USENIX Security Symposium and conference general chair for ACSAC 2020 and ACSAC 2021. Butler is also an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Children and Families within the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law.