Youssif Al-Nashif

Associate Professor

Office Location
Innovation Science and Technology Building, Room 2073, 4700 Research Way, Lakeland, FL 33805-8531


Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2008
M.S. in Electronic and Communication Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 2000
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Major, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, 1999


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Dr. Youssif B. Al-Nashif has held a joint appointment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Computer Science Department since August 2015. He served as the academic program coordinator for the Department of Computer Science from September 2015 to December 2017 and the chair of the department in 2018.

He came to Florida Poly from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia), where he was the founding director of the center for cyber-security education and research. He also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University.

Prior to that, he was an assistant research professor at the University of Arizona-Tucson for five years. He was site research director for the NSF Center for Cloud and Autonomic Computing (NSF-CAC) at the University of Arizona from 2009-14. His industry experience includes serving as a computer research scientist for AVIRTEK Inc. located in Tucson, Arizona.



  • Cyber-security
  • Cyber trust
  • Behavior analysis
  • Autonomic computing


Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor for Cluster Computing: The Journal of Networks, Software Tools and Applications


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