Michael Tu, Ph.D.

Professor, Computer Information Technology

Director, The Center for Cybersecurity

Michael Tu


Michael Tu is a professor of computer information technology and director of the Center for Cybersecurity.

Research Overview

Tu’s areas of expertise are cybersecurity, digital forensics, cyber physical system security and distributed computing. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Security Agency (NSA). Tu published over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings in the area of cybersecurity and distributed computing.

Teaching Focus

Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics

Michael Tu

Lionhearted Leaders: Michael Tu

Passion and motivation are what Michael Tu believes make him an effective and relatable educator.

Meet Professor Tu

Michael Tu


(219) 989-2634


Office Location:

Hammond, Anderson Building 235


  • Ph.D. – Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.S. – Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.S. – Ecology, Wuhan University

Areas of Expertise

  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cyber-Physical System
  • Distributed Computing

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified AccessData Computer Examiner