George Corser is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). His research defines and analyzes location privacy and security protocols in vehicle networks. His teaching explores web and mobile app development, theoretical computer science and cybercrime. His professional service includes advisory and leadership positions in SVSU student organizations, international technical societies, and a cybercrime analysis consortium.
Research: Corser is an award-winning researcher. His research explores Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) security and privacy. He won two awards for papers published in ACM InfoSecCD 2012. His February 2016 journal paper in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (impact factor: 3.0) has been nominated for the 2016 Caspar Bowden PET Award, and his doctoral dissertation was nominated for an Oakland University (OU) 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award. He was awarded two SVSU grants for vehicle network research in the 2014-15 academic year, which led to an SVSU undergraduate co-authored IEEE conference paper. He led two teams under an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant in vehicle network research, leading to 2 IEEE conference paper publications and one journal paper with 4 OU undergraduate co-authors. His research led to invitations by Intel to participate on the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) car dashboard hacking investigations and to serve as a featured speaker at IEEE End to End Trust and Security Workshop for the Internet of Things in Washington, D.C.
Teaching: Corser is a highly rated teacher, according to RateMyProfessors.com, with 4.2 rating at SVSU. In his first year of service at SVSU, 2014-2015, Corser taught 32 undergraduate credits, that's eight four-credit in-person programming courses. He has also produced over 100 YouTube videos on computer-related topics and has over 400 subscribers and 120,000 views (YouTube channel: OaklandCSE). Corser was granted a Herbert H and Grace Dow Professor Award for research in collaborative computer science education, which led to a teaching collaboration website, www.teacherati.com.
Service: Corser is a leader and advisor in a range of professional service activities. He is Organizer of TEDxSVSU and the faculty advisor of the student organization which coordinates TED Talks on SVSU campus. He is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Early Career Academy, a Michigan charter public high school. He is a member of the ACM, SAE, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and the Michigan Infragard, a cyber security partnership between the FBI and the private sector, serving as a resource on the topic of digital security in the transportation sector. Corser is very active in promoting computer science education throughout SVSU and its surrounding community, leading the Hour of Code, serving as a Dow Corning faculty mentor and an AH Nickless mentor, and helping campus organizations develop web sites and mobile apps.
Academic Credentials: Corser holds a doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science and Informatics from Oakland University, a Master of Science (MS) in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in Civil Engineering from Princeton University.
2015 - Herbert H and Grace Dow Professor Award
2009 - King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship
Member, ACM, Association of Computing Machinery (www.acm.org)
Member, IEEE (www.ieee.org)
Member, IEEE Computer Society (www.computer.org)
Member, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society (its.ieee.org)
Member, IEEE Internet of Things Community (iot.ieee.org)
Member, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (www.vtsociety.org)
Member, Michigan Infragard (www.michiganinfragard.org)
Member, SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers (www.sae.org and www.midmichigansae.org)
Faculty Adviser, Cardinal Bitcoiners (www.cardinalbitcoiners.com)
Faculty Adviser, Cardinal Solutions (www.svsucardinalsolutions.org)
Faculty Adviser, TEDxSVSU (www.tedxsvsu.com)
Secretary, Board of Directors, Early Career Academy (www.earlycareeracademy.com)
Participant, Dow Corning Fellows
Participant, Hour of Code (www.hourofcode.com) with ACM@SVSU and STEM@SVSU