School of Computing

University of South Alabama

Todd R. Andel, Ph.D.
Dean, Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6701
Fax: (251) 460-7274
Email: tandel [at] southalabama [dot] edu

Shelby Hall, Room 2106
150 Student Services Drive
Mobile, AL 36688

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Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Todd Andel at the University of South Alabama. I joined the faculty in the School of Computing in 2012. I was previously an Assistant Professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology from 2007 to 2012.


Florida State University, Computer Science, Ph.D., 2007

Air Force Institute of Technology, Computer Engineering, M.S.C.E., 2002

University of Central Florida, Computer Engineering, B.S.C.E., 1998


Academic Appointments

Dean, School of Computing
University of South Alabama

May 14, 2023 - Present


Chair, Department of Computer Science
University of South Alabama
Aug 15, 2019 - May 14, 2023


Professor, University of South Alabama,
15 Aug 2015 - Present


Associate Professor, University of South Alabama,
15 Aug 2012 - 14 Aug 2015


Assistant Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology,
Dec 15, 2007 - Aug 14, 2012


Research Interests

I am currently engaged in various projects focused on side-channel analysis and defense, embedded systems protection, network security protocol analysis, modeling and simulation, active cyber defenses, and information assurance.



I am actively involved with the USA Center for Forensics, Information Technology, and Security.


sperg-logoThe System Protection and Exploitation Research (SPERG) group is focused on improving techniques and theory related to malware detection and analysis, obfuscation and deobfuscation, embedded systems protection, applying formal methods and analytic frameworks for reverse engineering, and experimenting with practical techniques for program protection.

The group conducts weekly meetings to review publications related to malware analysis and program protection