George P Corser

Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Information Systems
Department of Computer Science and Information Systems
Science Engineering & Technology
Academic and Student Affairs

SVSU Main Campus
Science East 179


George Corser is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU). His research examines theoretical capabilities of location privacy in Internet of Things (IoT) and vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) contexts. His teaching explores computer programming concepts in web and mobile app development, as well as fundamentals of cyber security, and cyber crime. His professional service includes advisory positions in a federal cybercrime analysis consortium and several international technical societies. 

Research: Corser is an award-nominated and award-winning researcher. He won two awards for papers published in ACM InfoSecCD 2012. His February 2016 journal paper in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (impact factor: 3.0) was nominated for the 2016 Caspar Bowden PET Award, and his doctoral dissertation was nominated for an Oakland University (OU) 2015 Outstanding Dissertation Award. He was awarded two SVSU grants for vehicle network research in the 2014-15 academic year, which led to an SVSU undergraduate co-authored IEEE conference paper. He led two teams under an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant in vehicle network research, leading to 2 IEEE conference paper publications and one journal paper with 4 OU undergraduate co-authors. His research led to invitations by Intel to participate on the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB) car dashboard hacking investigations and to serve as a featured speaker at IEEE End to End Trust and Security Workshop for the Internet of Things in Washington, D.C.

Teaching: Corser instructs students and develops original materials for web/mobile programming and cybersecurity courses, including in-person, online, undergraduate and graduate courses. Corser is a productive teacher, teaching 32 to 40 credits per year (8 to 10 four-credit courses per year). He has also produced hundreds of YouTube videos on multiple YouTube channels on computer-related topics. He utilizes video tools, YouTube Creator Studio (now YouTube Studio), Playlists, Camtasia, Echo360 and LightBoard. Corser was granted a Herbert H and Grace Dow Professor Award for research in collaborative computer science education. He has also assisted SVSU in preparing teachers for Fall 2020 in-person classes that will also simulcast online using MS Teams to enable effective teaching duirng Covid19 coronavirus restrictions. 

Service: Corser provides service to local, national and international communities. He actively promotes computer science education throughout SVSU and its surrounding community, leading Hour of Code events, serving as a Dow Corning faculty mentor and an AH Nickless mentor, and helping campus organizations develop web sites and mobile apps. He is the only SVSU faculty who has ever served as Organizer of TEDxSVSU events, and faculty advisor of the student organization which coordinates TED Talks on SVSU campus. He served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of Early Career Academy, a Michigan charter public high school. He is a member of the ACM, SAE, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and he serves as a resource on the topic of digital security in the transportation sector for the Michigan Infragard, a cyber security partnership between the FBI and the private sector.

Academic Credentials: Corser holds a doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science and Informatics from Oakland University, a Master of Science (MS) in Computer and Information Systems from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) in Civil Engineering from Princeton University.


Doctor of Philosophy
Oakland University

Master of Science
Univ Michigan-Flint


  1. Alshammari, A., Zohdy, M., and Corser, G. (2019). Real Time Vehicular Traffic Simulation for Black Hole Attack in the Greater Detroit Area. Journal of Information Security. DOI:10.4236/jis.2020.111004 (PDF)
  2. Banihani, A., Zaiter, A., Corser, G., Fu, H. and Alzahrani, A. (2019). Evaluating Trajectory Privacy in Autonomous Vehicular Communications and Applications. WCX SAE World Congress Experience - Intelligent Transportation Systems Section. DOI: 10.4271/2019-01-0487 (PDF)
  3. Zhu, Y., Gurary, J., Corser, G., Oluoch, J., Alnahash, N., Fu, H., and Tang, J. (2018). CMAPS: A Chess-Based Multi-Facet Password Scheme for Mobile Devices. IEEE Access. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2872772 (PDF)
  4. Alshammari, A., Zohdy, M., and Corser, G. (2018). Classification Approach for Intrusion Detection in Vehicle Systems. Wireless Engineering and Technology. DOI:10.4236/wet.2018.94007
  5. Banihani, A., Alzahrani, A., Alharthi, R., Fu, H. and Corser, G. (2018). T-PAAD: Trajectory Privacy Attack on Autonomous Driving. 2018 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS), Beijing, 2018, pp. 1-2. DOI:10.1109/CNS.2018.8433168
  6. Bassous, R., Mansour, A., Bassous, R., Fu, H., Zhu, Y. and Corser, G. (2017). Ambiguous Multi-Symmetric Scheme and Applications. Journal of Information Security. DOI:10.4236/jis.2017.84024
  7. Corser, G., Masasabi, M., Kivari, L., Fu, H. (2017). Properties of vehicle network privacy. Michigan Academician, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp287-303. DOI:10.7245/0026-2005-44.3.287 (PDF)
  8. Corser, G. (2017, August). Why IoT security is so important - and what to do about it. IoT Tech News. 4 August 2017. IEEE. (WEB)
  9. Corser, G., Banihani, A., Cox, J., Hoque, R., Fu, H. (2017, July). Location privacy, application overhead and congestion in VANET location based services. In 2017 IEEE 3rd International Conference on Big Data Security on Cloud (BigDataSecurity), IEEE International Conference on High Performance and Smart Computing, (HPSC) and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Data and Security (IDS), Beijing, China, 2017, pp. 243-248. IEEE. DOI:10.1109/BigDataSecurity.2017.52 (PDF)
  10. Corser, G., Fink, G., Aledhari, M., Bielby, J., Nighot, R., Mandal, S., Aneja, N., Hrivnak, C., and Cristache, L. (2017). Internet of Things (IoT) security best practices [White paper]. (PDF)
  11. Corser, G. (2016). Securing location privacy in vehicular applications and communications (Doctoral dissertation, Oakland University). (PDF) Nominated for Outstanding Dissertation Award
  12. Corser, G., Fu, H., and Banihani, A. (2016). Evaluating location privacy in vehicular communications and applications. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 17(9), 2658-2667. DOI:10.1109/TITS.2015.2506579 (PDF) Nominated for 2016 Caspar Bowden PET Award.
  13. Corser, G., Arenas, A., and Fu, H. (2016, February). Effect on vehicle safety of nonexistent or silenced basic safety messages. In Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC), 2016 International Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE. DOI:10.1109/ICCNC.2016.7440550 (PDF)
  14. Gurary, J., Zhu, Y., Corser, G., Oluoch, J., Alnahash, N., and Fu, H. (2015, November). MAPS: A multi-dimensional password scheme for mobile authentication. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces (pp. 409-412). ACM. DOI:10.1145/2817721.2823479 (PDF)
  15. Corser, G., Fu, H., Shu, T., D'Errico, P., Ma, W., Leng, S., and Zhu, Y. (2014, June). Privacy-by-Decoy: Protecting location privacy against collusion and deanonymization in vehicular location based services. In Intelligent Vehicles Symposium Proceedings, 2014 IEEE (pp. 1030-1036). IEEE. DOI:10.1109/IVS.2014.6856595 (PDF)
  16. Alnahash, N., Corser, G., Fu, H. (2014, April). Protecting Vehicle Privacy using Dummy Events. In 2014 American Society For Engineering Education North Central Section Conference. ASEE NCS 2014. (PDF)
  17. Oluoch, J., Corser, G., Fu, H., Zhu, Y. (2014, April). Simulation Evaluation of Existing Trust Models in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks. In 2014 American Society For Engineering Education North Central Section Conference. ASEE NCS 2014. (PDF)
  18. Alrajei, N., Corser, G., Fu, H., Zhu, Y. (2014, February). Energy Prediction Based Intrusion Detection In Wireless Sensor Networks. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 2. IJETAE. (PDF)
  19. Corser, G., Fu, H., Shu, T., D'Errico, P and Ma, W. (2013, December). Endpoint protection zone (EPZ): Protecting LBS user location privacy against deanonymization and collusion in vehicular networks. In Connected Vehicles and Expo (ICCVE), 2013 International Conference on (pp. 369-374). IEEE. DOI:10.1109/ICCVE.2013.6799822 (PDF)
  20. Corser, G., Arslanturk, S., Oluoch, J., Fu, H., and Corser, G. E. (2013). Knowing the Enemy at the Gates: Measuring Attacker Motivation. In International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Networking (IJITN), 5(2), 83-95. DOI:10.4018/JITN.2013040107 (PDF)
  21. Corser, G. (2012, October). A tale of two CTs: IP packets rejected by a firewall. In Proceedings of the 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference (pp. 16-20). ACM. DOI:10.1145/2390317.2390320 (PDF) Best Paper Runner Up Award
  22. Corser, G. (2012, October). Professional association membership of computer and information security professionals. In Proceedings of the 2012 Information Security Curriculum Development Conference (pp. 9-15). ACM. DOI:10.1145/2390317.2390319 (PDF) Best Student Paper Runner Up Award

Honors and Awards

2015 - Herbert H and Grace Dow Professor Award
2009 - King-Chavez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship


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Member, Michigan Infragard (
Member, SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers ( and
Faculty Adviser, Cardinal Bitcoiners (
Faculty Adviser, Cardinal Solutions (
Faculty Adviser, TEDxSVSU (
Secretary, Board of Directors, Early Career Academy (
Participant, Dow Corning Fellows
Participant, Hour of Code ( with ACM@SVSU and STEM@SVSU