Faculty Profile for Dr. Mina S Guirguis

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Dr. Mina S Guirguis
Professor — Computer Science
CMAL 311E
phone: (512) 245-6384

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Mina Guirguis is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Texas State University, which he joined in 2006. His research is broadly driven by the interplay of security, networks and stochastic control with research contributions in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Networks and Computing Systems, and Mobile Cloud Computing. His research work has been published in over forty refereed papers, posters and journals, and one book chapter. Guirguis' research and educational activities are funded with over $2.9M in grants from the NSF, DoD, AFOSR, DHS, IEEE, Cisco and Texas State. Guirguis received the NSF CAREER award in 2012.

Guirguis has been a visiting faculty researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the summers of 2012 and 2013. During the academic year 2014/2015 he joined the Mobile and Pervasive Computing Group in the ECE Dept. at UT Austin. Guirguis has been a visiting scholar at the DHS Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) in summer 2016. Guirguis has a wide range of industrial experience at various companies including Fortress Technologies and Microsoft. He has served on various Technical Program Committees for many conferences, on NSF panels and on the Editorial Board for the International Journal on Advances in Networks and Services. Guirguis is serving as an Academic Alliance Member for NCWIT and as a Senior Research Fellow in the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research.

Guirguis earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Automatic Control at Alexandria University in 1999, his M.A. in Computer Science at Boston University in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Boston University in 2007 under Azer Bestavros and Ibrahim Matta.

Research Interests

Security Aspects in Cyber-Physical Systems
Mobile Cloud Computing
Cybersecurity
Digital Forensics

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Tahsini, A., Dunstatter, N., Guirguis, M. S., & Ahmed, C. (2020). DeepBLOC: A Framework for Securing CPS through Deep Reinforcement Learning on Stochastic Games. In IEEE CNS.
  • Dunstatter, N., Tahsini, A., Guirguis, M. S., & Tešić, J. (2019). Solving Cyber Alert Allocation Markov Games With Deep Reinforcement Learning. In 10th Conference on Decision and Game Theory for Security (GameSec).
  • Anwar, A., Kelly, J., Atia, G., & Guirguis, M. S. (2019). Pinball Attacks Against Dynamic Channel Assignment in Wireless Networks. Elsevier Journal of Computer Communications (COMCOM), 140–141.
  • Anwar, A., Atia, G., & Guirguis, M. S. (2019). A Game-Theoretic Framework for the Virtual Machines Migration Timing Problem. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.
  • Anwar, A., Atia, G., & Guirguis, M. S. (2018). Adaptive Topologies Against Jamming Attacks in Wireless Networks: A Game-Theoretic Approach. Journal of Network and Computer Applications.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Science and Engineering. August 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Science and Engineering. August 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: College Achievement Award for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering. August 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering. September 2013
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, College of Science and Engineering. September 2012

Selected Grants

  • Metsis, Vangelis (Principal), Guirguis, Mina (Co-Principal). Supplementary funds for REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Smart & Connected Communities, National Science Foundation, Federal, $20000. (Submitted: June 25, 2019). Grant.
  • Guirguis, Mina S (Principal), Julien, Christine (Co-Principal). SATC: CORE: Small: Collaborative: CPS ACTS: Orchestrating CPS with Action blocks, $89044. (Funded: October 2018 - September 2020). Grant.
  • Metsis, Vangelis (Principal), Guirguis, Mina S (Co-Principal). REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Smart & Connected Communities, NSF, Federal, $359812. (Funded: May 2018 - May 2022). Grant.
  • Guirguis, Mina S (Principal). A Game-Theoretical Approach to Allocating Cybersecurity Analysts to Cyber Alerts, DHS, Federal, $45000. (Funded: March 2017 - March 2018). Grant.
  • Roundtree, Aimee (Principal), Zong, Ziliang (Co-Principal), Close, Hunter (Co-Principal), Collins, Kristina (Co-Principal), Guirguis, Mina (Supporting), Kim, MiHyun (Supporting). Coding Across the Disciplines: Computer Science Collaborative in Texas, WeTeach CS Program at UT Austin’s Center for STEM Education, State, $100000. (Funded: January 13, 2017 - August 15, 2017). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Member
College Tenure and Promotion
September 1, 2018-Present
Other
Undergraduate Committee
June 2016-Present
Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member
The National Workshop for REU Research in Networking and Systems
May 2015-Present
Member
Academic Assessment Committee
September 2012-Present
Other
Publicity and Recruitment Committee
September 2012-Present