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Daniel Takabi

Coastal Virginia Node Director | Old Dominion University

Portrait of Daniel Takabi of ODU

Current University
Old Dominion University

Research Areas

Cybersecurity and privacy, including the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and data science with cybersecurity and privacy; privacy-enhancing technologies; computation over encrypted data; and usable security and privacy.


Takabi is director of ODU’s School of Cybersecurity, as well as the Batten Endowed Chair of Cybersecurity and professor of electrical and computer engineering.

He previously served as founding director of the Information Security and Privacy: Interdisciplinary Research and Education (INSPIRE) Center at Georgia State University.

He led efforts resulting in GSU’s designation by the National Security Agency as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

He also served as program director for the cybersecurity programs, managed the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) program and developed the Graduate Certificate in Trustworthy AI Systems program at GSU.

At ODU, Takabi will collaborate on cybersecurity research and initiatives with units across campus, including the Center for Secure and Intelligent Critical Systems, led by Sachin Shetty, and the supply chain cybersecurity research led by Rafael Diaz. He will also work with other universities on cybersecurity research and will be an active participant in the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative. 

Alma Mater

University of Pittsburgh