Institute for Information Sciences

Alexandru Bardas

Assistant Professor, EECS
Primary office:
(785) 864-4421
Nichols Hall
Room 238
Second office:
(785) 864-7390
Eaton Hall
Room 2040


Dr. Bardas joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas in July 2017.

Dr. Bardas’ research interests are focused on cybersecurity, mainly from a system perspective. He believes that viable cybersecurity solutions must leverage collective knowledge, be reliable, and consider practical aspects in an environment surrounded by uncertainty.

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Ph.D. in Computer Science, Kansas State University, May 2016

M.S. in Computer Science, James Madison University, May 2010

B.A. in Finances, Credit, and Accounting, Romanian-American University,  2009

B.S. in Informatics, Romanian-American University, July 2008


Fall 2019: EECS 765 - Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security, Fall 2019: EECS 690 - Cyber Defense, Spring 2019: EECS 690 - Cyber Defense, Fall 2018: EECS 765 - Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security, Spring 2018: EECS 448 - Software Engineering I, Fall 2017: EECS 765 - Introduction to Cryptography and Computer Security

Research Interests:

Cybersecurity from a systems perspective, Moving target defenses, Enterprise network security, Bringing social sciences into cybersecurity

Professional Affiliations:

Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (ΦKΦ)

Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Member of the USENIX Association

Selected Awards & Honors

Bellows Scholar, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 2019.

University of Kansas New Faculty General Research Fund (NFGRF) Award, July 2018.

Distinguished Paper Award in USENIX SOUPS 2015.

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