Homepage - Abhishek Parakh

An uncanny resemblance!

An uncanny resemblance!

Associate Professor, Cybersecurity

My current research interests include quantum information science, quantum cryptography, classical cryptography, network security, and quantum information science education.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to email me. I am always looking for bright hardworking students!

Office: PKI 177D

Email: aparakh@unomaha.edu

Mailing address: 6001 Dodge St., PKI 177D, Omaha, NE 68182

Updates

Education

  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA - 2011

      • Dissertation Title: New information dispersal techniques for trustworthy computing

      • Advisor: Subhash Kak

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA - 2007

  • B.S., Electronics and Communications Engineering, National Institute of Technology - Jalandhar (formerly REC-Jalandhar), India - 2005

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Aug 2017 - present

  • Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Aug 2011 - July 2017

Funding (major)

  • PI: United States Department of State (DOS), $113,908, Indo-US Partnership 2020: Cybersecurity Consortium, 2020-2022

  • PI: NSA NCCP, $184,085, Quantum Cryptography Laboratories, 2017-2019. Quantum Cryptography Labs

  • PI: NSF SaTC-EDU, $306,037.00, QuaSim: A Virtual Interactive Quantum Cryptography Educator – A Project-based Gamified Educational Paradigm, 2016-2020. QuaSim Website

  • Co-PI: NSF SfS, $2,170,960, Scholarship for Service, 2018-2023

  • Co-PI: NSF SfS, $1,808,585, Scholarship for Service, 2012-2018

Teaching

  • Quantum Computing and Cryptography (Ugrad/Grad)

  • Distributed Systems and Network Security (Grad)

  • Applied Cryptography (Grad)

  • Cryptography (Ugrad)

  • Introduction to Information Security (Ugrad)

  • Linux Security Administration (Ugrad)

NSA CAE Designations

Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations, 2017

Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, 2014

Quantum Education

Innovation Award, CISSE 2021, The Galore Platform for Integration of Serious Games into Classroom Education!

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Students

Past Students

  • Vinod Godavarthy

  • Matthew Battey

  • Jacob Joel vanBrandwijk

  • Srikanth Vadla

  • Vidya Bommanapally

  • Shane McDermott

  • Justin Robbins

  • Maggie Reed

  • Diwakar Reddy Malla

  • Sai Pradeep Koneti

  • Dilanga Abeyrathna

  • Xavier McCaig

Current Students

  • Joseph Burr

  • Nathan Kruse

  • Adam Spanier