Jeff Hieb

Assistant Professor, Engineering Fundamentals


In 1992 Jeff graduated cum laude from Furman University with Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy.  Returning to his native Louisville, he worked for more than ten years in a family business before returning to graduate school in 2003.  Jeff completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering at the University of Louisville’s Speed School of Engineering in 2008.  Jeff joined the Department of Engineering Fundamentals Faculty in the Spring of 2008.

Teaching Interests

Since completing his degree, Jeff has been teaching engineering mathematics courses to first and second year engineering students, and teaches a graduate information security course. Jeff is also interested in the use of educational technology, working to develop and evaluate effective uses of Tablet PCs for classroom instruction, and virtual laboratory environments for information security.

Research Interests

Since completing his Ph.D.  Jeff has focused his research efforts in the area of cyber-security for Industrial control systems.  He and Dr. James H. Graham, also of the Speed School of Engineering, have been working on developing high assurance security solutions for industrial control system field devices.  In 2013 they were awarded a patent for their work on a security architecture for field devices.