Haadi Jafarian

1380 Lawrence St, Rm 815, Denver, CO
Tel: 303-315-0225

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of Active Cyber and Infrastructure Defense (ACID) lab at University of Colorado Denver. I received my Ph.D. from University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2017. My research interest lies in a spectrum of topics in security and privacy, including but not limited to active cyber defense (Moving Target Defense, Deception), security analytics and automation, big data analytics for security and privacy, and securing critical infrastructures including cyber-physical systems.

Research Interests

My permanent research interests include:

  • Active Cyber Defense for Emerging Threats on Networks, Applications and Infrastructures (Moving Target Defense, Cyber Deception, Cyber Resilience)

  • Big Data Analytics for Cyber Threat Intelligence

  • Security for Cyber-Physical Systems & Critical Infrastructures

Word Cloud of Publications


CSCI 4743/5743: Cyber and Infrastructure Defense

Last time offered: Fall 2023

CSCI 4742/5742: Cyber Programming and Analysis

Last time offered: Spring 2023

CSCI 4741: Cybersecurity Principles

Last time offered: Spring 2022

CSCI 4800: Web Application Development

Last time offered: Spring 2021

CSCI 3761: Introduction to Computer Networks

Last time offered: Spring 2020


Prospective Students
I am looking for strong students with an interest in information/cyber security and privacy. Students must have a strong technical background, good programming skills, and be willing to work hard. If you are interested in my research, please send me an email. More information about how to apply and minimum requirements are available here.