The Army Research Office (ARO) has awarded Domenic Forte, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research Scan Lab, a $1 million grant to study ways and means of securing electronic hardware systems.
The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is given to university researchers to support important work that will affect the course of future efforts in their field. This year, the Army proceeded with awarding the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 PECASE selectees utilizing a “bridge” program called ECASE-Army in order to allow for a more rapid award transfer. Dr. Cliff X. Wang, Division Chief for the Computing Sciences Division at ARO, nominated Dr. Forte for the award, and Forte was selected as a 2017 awardee.
On July 2, the White House issued a press release, officially naming Dr. Forte as one of the PECASE awardees.