BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU is making it a priority to offer the best education for those that want to study cybersecurity.

This is all part of President Tate’s scholarship first agenda.

To meet the goal of making LSU a place to go for cybersecurity, the university is bringing in two titans in the field.

Ibrahim “Abe” Baggili and Aisha Ali-Gombe are coming to Baton Rouge.

LSU says that Baggili is joining the LSU Department of Computer Science & Cybersecurity as a Professor in the LSU College of Engineering and Center for Computation & Technology.

Ali-Gombe is now a member of the LSU Department of Computer Science & Engineering and the Center for Computation & Technology.

Aisha Ali-Gombe brings a lot of experience to her position as an associate professor.

Some of Ali-Gombe’s accomplishments are listed below:

  • Assistant professor at Towson University in Maryland
  • Received her Ph.D. in computer science with a concentration in information assurance from the University of New Orleans.
  • Received her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Abuja in Nigeria
  • Received her master’s degree in business administration specializing in entrepreneurship and venture creation from Bayero University Kano in Nigeria.

“I’ve always had a close relationship with LSU – as a postdoc and a visiting research scientist. But with President Tate’s unveiling of the APECS initiative in March, I knew it’s time. It’s time to give back to the community that made me. Having been a critical backbone of another top CAE-CO school and my wealth of experience in system security pedagogy and research, I am confident we can actualize the president’s vision of making Louisiana a national leader in cyber workforce development, industry collaboration and scholarship,” Ali-Gombe said.

Ibrahim “Abe” Baggili brings a similar level of experience to LSU.

Baggili’s accomplishments include those highlighted below:

  • Former director of the Connecticut Institute of Technology
  • Elder Family Endowed Chair at the University of New Haven

“President Tate’s bold vision for defense and cybersecurity is critical to compete in this fast-paced and evolving field. LSU’s cyber vision synchronizes well with my own aspirations. I joined because I could see limitless potential at LSU. I have no doubts in my mind that with the right leadership support and accomplished faculty and students, we are on our way towards becoming the preeminent cybersecurity program both nationally and internationally. I am here to be part of this vision and to make it a reality,” Baggili said.