UofL professor to travel to Russia to lecture on cybercrime, law


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Michael Losavio, an attorney who teaches justice administration at the University of Louisville, will travel to Russia in May to conduct lectures and exchange information related to cybercrimes.

    Losavio earned a Fulbright Specialist Grant to spend 29 days at Perm State University. While there, he will present lectures, lead seminars and workshops and consult with colleagues on topics such as ethics in computer engineering and programming, digital forensics and cybercrime law.

    “The incredibly rapid growth of cybercrime has spawned entirely new fields in law, forensics, computing ethics, personal liability and more,” Losavio said. “This is a global issue so it’s crucial that universities all over the world work together to conduct research and seek solutions. I’m thrilled to have this chance to collaborate with my colleagues in Russia, one of the most computer savvy nations in the world.”

    Losavio said that Perm, a sister city to Louisville, was once considered a high-security area and was closed to foreigners during the Soviet regime.

    His visit to Perm is part of a growing relationship among UofL, Perm State University and the U.S. Department of Justice on cybersecurity and digital forensics.

    Losavio is an expert on digital security and related legal issues. He works with the university’s departments of justice administration and computer engineering and computer science.

    Fulbright Specialist Grants are awarded by the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

    Cindy Hess
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