Alexander Perez-Pons joined Florida International University's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2013. Recognized for his teaching, use of technology in the classroom and research, Pons brings over 15 years of experience in academia to FIU. He has published numerous transaction articles in multiple journals on subjects including real-time system, security, biometrics and semantic link associations. As a consultant, he has worked in the private, public and government sectors and advised in areas such as business intelligence, mobile technologies and network security. His concentration on cybersecurity and real-time embedded systems make him an invaluable member of the department. Since joining FIU, Pons has taught courses onsite and online and is actively engaged with students to ensure they become cybersecurity experts through research, professionally prepared and certified. Pons holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami and has been a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2005 and conducts research in the areas of real-time embedded systems, biometrics and cybersecurity, with a focus on wearable sensor security, software-defined networks, mobile malware and reverse engineering, and digital forensics.