Dr. Khalid Malik is a distinguished associate professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science and the director of the Secure Modeling and Intelligent Learning in Engineering Systems (SMILES) lab at Oakland University. He has published a total of ninety-four (94) technical papers, including fifty-six (56) journal publications and thirty-eight (38) conference/workshop publications. Dr. Malik’s research is supported by multiple NSF awards, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub, the Department of Energy (DoE), and the US Army, among others. He serves as a Co-Director at the Pervasive Personalized Intelligence Center, funded by the NSF, and Director at the Center for AI in Cybersecurity, funded by the DoE, both located at Oakland University. Additionally, he has received numerous accolades, including but not limited to Oakland’s Young Investigator Research award (2018), SECS Outstanding Research award (2019), and Distinguished Associate Professor award (2021).