Academic Network

What is the Academic Network?

ASRG Academic Network connects the researchers, students, professors and professionals in the field of automotive cybersecurity to each other on the global stage.
The ASRG is building the Academic Network to bridge industry and academia. We're working on building a template to create "Academic Societies" at Universities around the world to bring resources to student groups and facilitate their research. Further, we pair Academic Societies with a local chapter to support collaboration between professionals, hackers, and academics. To best equip academic societies, we're building a learning platform so that students can gain access to educational resources in the space. The Academic Network also includes "Technical Committees", or groups of experts from industry and academia that provide solutions to challenges in the space.


Enable the academic community to connect, collaborate and share knowledge


A thriving global community of academic institutions that can collaborate to solve the hardest challenges in automotive security that face industry.

How to get involved?

Interested in supporting the ASRG-Academic Network? Start by filling out the survey.
Want to start an Academic Network Society?
Want to establish a Technical Committee?
Are you a student who wants to start a AN Society at your university?
Are you a professor who wants to start a AN Society at your university?
Join the conversation on SLACK.
Reach out to us at [email protected].


  1. 1.
    Missing University Curriculums
Many technically focused universities have yet to react to the market need of dedicated programs aimed at transportation related security.
  1. 1.
    Inadequate Relationship to Industry
To ensure the availability of talent to support industry needs, a strong relationship between industry and academia is required to inspire, educate, and enable the next technological advancements and talent.
  1. 1.
    Non-Applied Research
As researchers fail to understand the real industry issues and challenges, innovation fails to make progress in many areas of development.
  1. 1.
    No Certification Program
The talent pool needs a structured competency management program to allow the future work-force a feeling of accomplishment and employers to ensure talent pool credentials.
  1. 1.
    High Barrier of Entry
New or exist talent entering the automotive security space find it difficult to obtain needed resources, positive culture, and support to be successful and provide secure solutions in the industry.

The Solution

Academic Societies:

To bring the academic community together from different academic institutions and research centers. Bringing academic research and innovation closer to industry

Technical Committees

For the tracking the development of the technology and driving the research and innovation in specific areas
Learning Platform
A self-learning platform for the competency development and knowledge sharing. Bridging the talent and skills gap.

Our Academic Societies

  • University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, India
  • Eastern Michigan University, USA
  • University of Michigan (Dearborn), USA
  • Coventry University, UK
  • Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, Germany
  • Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil
  • University of California, Irvine

First step to contribute: Fill out this survey.

To identify people who can support this initiative
To identify the gaps
To suggest the solutions to bridge the gaps