Interview With Umit Karabiyik, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Umit, you're Assistant Professor of Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. Tell us about your role; what does a typical day in your life look like?

I identify myself as Digital and Cyber Forensics researcher and educator. As a researcher, I lead my Digital and Mobile Forensics laboratory where I conduct applied forensics research with my graduate and undergraduate students. There is an amazing culture at Purdue and we collaborate with law enforcement as well as industry for mutual research interests.

As an educator, I teach courses in our Cybersecurity (undergraduate) and Digital and Cyber Forensics (graduate) in which we focus on hands-on and active learning. My educator role never ends in the classroom or labs, it also continues during our research meetings, one-on-one meetings, and when I’m advising my students.

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