Prof. Franco is director of the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations at the University of Cincinnati. The Center is a collaborative effort involving three university colleges, and two local major defense contractors for advanced training in cyber operations and cyber security.
Prof. Franco is editor-in-chief of the Journal on Satisfiability, Boolean Modeling, and Computation, and an editor of the Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence. He is Vice Chair of the SAT Association and a member of the steering committee for the annual Internation Conference on the Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing.
Prof. Franco has been PI, Co-PI, or Senior Personnel on 18 grants and contracts from the ONR, AFOSR, EPA, NSA, and NSF. He spent 9 months sabbatical leave at Fort George G. Meade in Research and Engineering on Satisfiability research, was visiting scientist at FAW, Ulm, Germany for three summers, and visiting scientist at U. Paderborn for a summer.