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Tempestt Neal

Assistant Professor

University of South Florida (USF)
Director, Cyber Identity and Behavior Research Lab

tjneal [at] usf [dot] edu

813.396.9353, ENB310
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa FL 33620


Dr. Neal is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. She joined the department after earning her PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Her research focuses on biometric authentication, continuous authentication, and authorship attribution.

The CIBeR Lab

Dr. Neal directs the Cyber Identity and Behavior Research (CIBeR) Lab. The group focuses on biometric recognition, implicit attribute detection, and text analytics.


  • PhD Computer Engineering

    Biometrics and Pattern Recognition Lab

    January 2015 - August 2018

    2018 UF Delores Auzenne Dissertation Award
    2017 - 2018 NSF CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Fellowship
  • MSc Computer Science

    Clemson University

    June 2012 - December 2014

    2012 - 2014 NSF Scholarship in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  • BSc Computer Science

    South Carolina State University

    August 2008 - May 2012

    2012 Computer Science Award
    2008 - 2012 Presidential Scholar