John Hale, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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John Hale, Ph.D.

Chair of Computer Science

Tandy Endowed Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Professor of Cyber Studies


John Hale, Ph.D., is chairperson and professor in the Tandy School of Computer Science and holds the Tandy Endowed Chair in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The University of Tulsa. He is a founding member of the TU Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IBCB), and a faculty research scholar in the Institute for Information Security (iSec). His research has been funded by the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). These projects include research on neuroinformatics, cyber trust, information privacy, attack modeling, secure software development, and cyber-physical system security. He has testified before Congress on three separate occasions as a cyber security expert, and in 2004 was awarded a patent on technology he co-developed to thwart digital piracy on file sharing networks. In 2000, Professor Hale earned a prestigious NSF CAREER award for his educational and research contributions to the field of information assurance.

Awards and Honors

  • 2000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, The University of Tulsa, 1997
  • M.S., Computer Science, The University of Tulsa, 1992
  • B.S., Computer Science The University of Tulsa, 1990

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Cyber security
  • Bioinformatics
  • High performance computing
  • Applied formal methods
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Extended reality (XR)