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Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Faculty and Staff

Jorge Crichigno

Title: Professor
Department: Integrated Information Technology
Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing
Phone: 803-576-6858
Office: Innovation Center
550 Assembly Street, Suite 1300
Office 1311
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: My Research Website
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Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Catholic University, Asuncion

Dr. Crichigno joined the Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Department at the University of South Carolina (USC) in January, 2018. Before coming to UofSC, Dr. Crichigno was a faculty member in the College of Engineering and Technology at Northern New Mexico College. Dr. Crichigno has also served as a research associate at the Electrical Engineering Department at University of South Florida and at the Florida Center for Cybersecurity since 2016.

Dr. Crichigno's research is focused on practical implementation of Science DMZs. This includes the design and implementation of high-speed switched networks, TCP optimization, and experimental evaluation of congestion control algorithms such as BBR, HTCP, and Cubic. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other agencies. In this regard, he has led the design, development, and testing of a 10 Gbps Science DMZ in New Mexico.

Dr. Crichigno’s work also includes the development of material for teaching and research in computer networks and cybersecurity. He is the Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded project “Building a Cybersecurity Pipeline through Experiential Virtual Labs and Workforce Alliances.” The project’s goals are: 1) to develop scalable and replicable virtual laboratory experiences for cybersecurity education; 2) to create an internship program in alliance with the private sector and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), in efforts to bolster national security.


  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of Science DMZs
  • Effect of packet losses not due congestion on Science DMZs and high-speed, high-latency networks
  • Flow-based Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Network Function Virtualization: optimal routing and placement of network functions


  • ITEC 493 IT Security
  • ITEC 445 Advanced Networking

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