The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a substantial grant to Loyola University Chicago (LUC) for a project titled "Education DCL: EAGER: Developing Experiential Cybersecurity and Privacy Training for AI Practitioners."
This project's goal is to raise AI workers' awareness of security and privacy risks by developing and evaluating a comprehensive 12-workshop experiential training program. The workshop series will provide the knowledge and skills needed to build AI systems that are not only technically sound from an AI perspective, but also secure, ethical, and privacy-preserving.
Under the guidance of Dr. Mohammed Abuhamad and Dr. Eric Chan-Tin from the Department of Computer Science, the project will follow an experiential learning model and will be designed, organized, and delivered by experts to achieve the learning objectives. Through hands-on exercises and experiments, AI practitioners will gain invaluable insight into identifying vulnerabilities, implementing secure practices, and securing sensitive data.
The significance of this NSF grant lies in its potential to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in the realm of AI cybersecurity and privacy. The project aims to empower AI practitioners to proactively address emerging threats, ensuring responsible development and deployment of AI technologies.
The Department of Computer Science is dedicated to excellence in education, research, and innovation. With a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and societal impact, the department is at the forefront of cutting-edge research in various fields, including AI, cybersecurity, and privacy.