Dr. Nicole L. Beebe

Professor [Information Systems and Cybersecurity]
University of Texas San Antonio


Nicole Lang Beebe, Ph.D. is the Melvin Lachman Endowed Chair and a Professor of Cyber Security, at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). She is currently dual-hatted, serving as the Interim Associate Vice President for Strategic Research Development and the Assistant Vice President for Faculty Research Development, for the Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (VPREKE) at UTSA. She previously served as the department chairperson for the UTSA Department of Information Systems & Cyber Security, serving over 2,200 students and more than 70 faculty and staff. She served for five years as the Director of The Cyber Center for Security and Analytics at UTSA. Dr. Beebeā€™s research interests relate to cybersecurity, cyber analytics, and digital forensics, with applications to insider threat detection and analysis, IoT security and forensics, and cyber threat hunting. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed articles in top journals and conferences that have been cited over 2,000 times. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security, various Department of Defense agencies, and several industry partners.

Dr. Beebe received her Ph.D. in Business Administration – Information Technology from UTSA, an M.S. degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She has over twenty-five years of experience in cybersecurity and digital forensics, in both the commercial and government sectors. She was a computer crime investigator for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations from 1998-2007. She worked in industry as a senior network security engineer for Science Applications International
Corporation (SAIC). She has served as a board member on several national level professional associations and consortiums. She serves as an Associate Editor (AE) for Computers & Security and previously served as AE for Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, in addition to serving on the board of referees, reviewers, and/or technical program committees for approximately ten peer-reviewed journals and conferences dedicated to scientific advancements in digital forensics and cybersecurity.

Ph.D. in Business Administration - Information Technology (UTSA)
M.S. in Criminal Justice (GSU)
B.S. in Electrical Engineering (MTU)