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Zheni Utic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Statistics


University Hall 288 (Armstrong)

Phone: 912-344-2829 (Armstrong)

Zheni Utic joined the Georgia Southern faculty in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. Her research interests are concentrated in the machine learning domain in cyber security, especially the application of MDP and Reinforcement learning in Intrusion Detection Systems. She likes classroom in-person and online teaching. She also enjoys supporting and encouraging students to develop their potential and helping them to be successful in their academic endeavors.

Work History

  • Assistant Professor, 2021-now
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2018-2021


  • PhD in Mathematics with concentration in Statistics, University of South Florida, 2018
  • MS Economics and Finance, University of South Florida dual degree, 2013

Recent Courses

  • STAT 1401 Elementary Statistics
  • STAT 5531 Statistical Methods I
  • STAT 5532 Statistical Methods II


Last updated: 4/25/2023