The University of St. Thomas

Graduate Programs in Software

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Donald Y. Cheung

Adjunct Instructor
Phone: (651) 962-5500
Fax: (651) 962-5543

Office Location: OSS 304

Courses taught in Fall 2014
SEIS 722-01
Computer Forensics 1745-2100 M OSS 329

3 Credit Hours

This course explores the issues surrounding computers that have been used in connection with criminal or other improper activity, or that have been the direct target of a crime. While the focus of this course is on the computer science issues, the law enforcement perspective is also covered. Topics include disk file system structures (hiding and recovery techniques), networking and email considerations, forensic data collection, evidence preservation and authentication, collection and analysis tools, legal, and privacy issues. Prerequisite: SEIS610

Interests and expertise:

Computer forensics, cyber security

Career Highlights:

Mr. Cheung is a Special Agent with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), an agency within the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, where he specializes in computer forensics and computer investigations. After graduating with a B.S. in computer science from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Cheung worked in the private sector as a computer programmer before pursuing a career in law enforcement. Before joining the BCA, he served with the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) for six years.

In addition to teaching at St. Thomas, Mr. Cheung has provided training in computer crime and computer forensics to local and regional law enforcement.


Computer Forensics -- SEIS 722

Academic History:

M.S., Software Engineering, University of St. Thomas

B.S., Computer Science, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities