Dr. Akhtar Lodgher is a Texas A&M Regents Professor of Computing and Cyber Security and the Chair of the Department of Computing and Cyber Security (CCS) at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. His current research interests are in cyber security and software engineering. He has worked on several NSA and NSF funded grants for creating modules for infusing cyber security concepts into all core subjects of computer science education. He has over 25 years of software development experience in a wide set of application areas such as RFID systems, transactional systems, software engineering, and mobile applications. In the classroom, he challenges and guides students to build complete software solutions using current software development methodologies. For the last 15 years, Dr. Lodgher has worked diligently in increasing the number of students from under-represented groups, including women, who enroll as undergraduates in computer science. He has received an NSF grant to nurture and foster innovation in undergraduate students.
Dr. Lodgher is also the Director of The Center for Information Technology and Cyber Security (CITCS), which is part of the Texas A&M University-San Antonio NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.