Professor Mark Bartholomew joins UB professors in securing funding for students wishing to study cyber security and law


Published August 20, 2012

Law Professor Mark Bartholomew and three other UB professors have secured continued funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for UB’s program Scholarship for Service: Cyber Security and Information Assurance. A renewal of an initial grant that ran from 2008-2012, the total value of NSF’s funding is $1.6 million.

The Cyber Security and Information Assurance program is an interdisciplinary scholarship program with a particular focus on computer forensics, designed to increase and strengthen the cadre of federal information assurance professionals that protect the government’s critical information infrastructure. The program provides scholarships that cover tuition, fees, books, lodging, and conference travel as well as a stipend for incidentals. In return for receiving the scholarship, students are required to work for a government agency upon graduation. The program also provides an opportunity for SUNY Buffalo Law School to attract potential students interested in combining aspects of legal study with computer science.

The project is under the direction of the following University at Buffalo professors: Mark Bartholomew (Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School), Shambhu J. Upadhyaya (Professor, Computer Science and Engineering), H. Raghav Rao (SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, School of Management), and Thomas W. Cusick (Professor of Mathematics).

Students interested in participating in UB’s Scholarship for Service: Cyber Security and Information Assurance program can find more information by downloading this PDF