Dr. Nasir Ghani is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Program Director of the College of Engineering MS in Cybersecurity. He is also an Academic Director for Research at Cyber Florida, a state-funded center focusing on cybersecurity research, education, and outreach. Earlier, he was also the Associate Chair of the ECE Department at the University of New Mexico (UNM). He has also held various research and development positions at several large corporations (including Nokia, IBM, and Motorola) and some startups. His  research interests include cybersecurity, cyberinfrastructure design, disaster recovery, and online education. His research has been supported by the NSF, DoD, DoE, Qatar Foundation, and several state and industry partners. He also received the NSF CAREER Award in 2005.

Dr. Ghani has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Systems, and the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical and Communications & Networking. In addition, he has guest-edited special issues of IEEE Network and IEEE Communications Magazine and chaired large symposia events for IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE ICCCN, and IEEE Infocom. He was also chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on High-Speed Networking (TCHSN) from 2007-2010. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, an M.S. from McMaster University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.