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Claude Turner

Dr. Claude Turner
Dr. Claude Turner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Tel: 757-823-8311
Room: RTC 320 N

Dr. Claude F. Turner, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Norfolk State University (NSU). He is a graduate of the City College of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and 1995, respectively. In 2003, he earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Graduate Center of CUNY for research in network traffic analysis.

His current research interests include cybersecurity, computer forensics, information privacy, data analytics, financial computing, signal processing, machine learning, and computer science and cybersecurity education. He is author or co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications and has delivered more than 21 presentations at academic conferences.

Dr. Turner has been principal investigator or co-principal investigator on several federal or state supported projects with a cumulative total of over $8.7 million. These projects focused primarily on educational and technical research in cybersecurity.

Dr. Turner has received several awards, including Best Research Paper of the Year Award from the 8th International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation & Technology and Outstanding Journal Publications Award. He was the founding Director of the Center for Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies at his former institution, Bowie State University. Dr. Turner is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Research Interests

  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital and Speech Forensic
  • Information Privacy
  • Computer Science and Cybersecurity Education
  • Signal Processing, Financial Computing

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses

  • CYS 697 Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
  • CYS 564 Secure Operating Systems
  • COSC 522 Discrete Structures
  • COSC 535 Information Privacy and Security
  • COSC 545 Software Security
  • COSC 645 Applied Cryptography
  • COSC 735 Wireless Security
  • CSC 668 Computer Architecture
  • CYS 795 Cybersecurity Capstone

Undergraduate Courses

  • COSC 110 Computer Literacy and Applications
  • COSC 112 Computer Science I
  • COSC 208 Discrete Structures
  • COSC 345/ CTEC 345 Foundations of Computer and Network Security
  • COSC 352/CTEC 350 Principles and Methods of Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • COSC 402/CTEC 402 Software and Operating Systems Security
  • COSC 445/CTEC 445 Fundamentals of Cryptography and Applications
  • CSC 468 Computer Architecture
  • CSC 268 Computer Organization
  • CTEC 114 Computer Tools and Environment
  • CTEC 214 Client Operating Systems
  • CTEC 226 Introduction to Database Development
  • CTEC 293 Internet Programming
  • CTEC 302 Computer Networking
  • CTEC 393 Internet Programming II