The Center for Intelligent CyberSecurity (CICS) is a research center hosted in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware.  Activity in the CICS extends across the College of Engineering and beyond at the University of Delaware. The CICS conducts basic and applied research for sponsors in the National Security sector, facilitating research interactions between associated faculty, industry, and federal, and state government agencies. The center also provides graduate and undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research projects.

Since the creation of the center, our research activities have largely addressed the technical issues and barriers to commercialization in the following areas:
  • Cybersecurity
  • Network Science
but are now increasingly focused at the intersection between Cybersecurity and Machine Learning

The CICS resides at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, and provides easy access to organizations located near the Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), and other clients in the greater Washington, DC area. For Delaware, the center creates opportunities for national and international recognition and a platform for economic growth in the information and communications sector.


Founded in March, 2009 by W. David Sincoskie and Chase Cotton, the Center for Information and Communications Sciences (CICS) was created to conduct basic and applied research for sponsors in the National Security sector.  In September 2020, the Center was re-branded to the Center for Intelligent CyberSecurity (CICS) to reflect current research focus of the organization.