Computer Science
The University of Alabama
Cyber Hall, Room 3057
Box 870290
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: (205) 348-4740
Fax: (205) 348-6959
E-Mail: atkison at cs dot ua dot edu


Director of DCSL (Digital Forensics and Control Systems Security Lab) (2009 - present)

Member of Software Engineering Group (2015 - present)

CISSP (44455), member since February 2003.


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Courses Taught:

University of Alabama
Software Engineering
Information Retrieval
Software Reverse Engineering
Digital Forensics
Software Security

Louisiana Tech University
Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime
Access Control Logic and Covert Channels
Wireless and Mobile Security
Computer Networks
Advanced Computer Networks
Data Mining and Machine Learning in Cyber Security
Data Structures
Systems Programming

Introduction to Cyber Security
Introduction to Digital Forensics
Introduction to Computer Networks

Mississippi State University
Data Structures and Analysis of Algorithms
Computer Programming with C


Current Students
Myles McLeroy
Jake Wachs
Leete Skinner
Abigail Payne
Michael Lee
Mahran Al-Zyoud
Vaughn Poe
Shariful Haque
Harry May

Former Students
Miclain Keffeler
Tzofi Klinghoffer
Sung Kim
Matthew Leeds
Kyle Galloway
Luke Hebert
Meghan Ford
Sean Semple
Stanislav Ponomarev
Nathan Wallace
James Poore
Christian Dean
Jordan Lafont
Rodney Chism
Robert Plummer
Jan Durand
Juan Flores
Joshua Hammons

Dr. Travis Atkison

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Research Interests

  • Computer Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Control System Security
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Software Assurance
  • Software Engineering
  • Network Security
  • Threat Avoidance
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
  • Information Retrieval

Research Opportunities

Academic Degrees


  • Recipient of the James Worth Bagley PhD Fellowship
  • Recipient of the Joseph Barrier Graduate Fellowship
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, National Honor Society
    • President, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Alabama's Engineering Science and Mechanics Role of Honor

Research Projects | Resume/CV | List of Publications