March 20, 2018
Representatives from SEC universities, region join SEC Academic Conference
By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)
Academic leaders from SEC and other universities in the southeast region will participate in the 2018 SEC Academic Conference as panelists and moderators, completing a program headlined by Mike McConnell, former United States Director of National Intelligence and Navy Vice Admiral.
The SEC Academic Conference is entitled “Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility,” and it will be held April 8-10 at Auburn University. The conference features sessions on computer and communication technology; the economic and physical systems that are controlled by technology; and the policies and laws that govern and protect information stored, transmitted and processed with technology.
“This year’s SEC Academic Conference is a great opportunity for us to help enrich collaboration among SEC students, faculty and administrators in a critical area of national importance,” said Greg Sankey, SEC Commissioner. “Auburn leaders have worked tirelessly to develop a program that will challenge and encourage those in this field, and I commend them for their efforts.”
Panelists and moderators were identified by the host university in consultation with SEC university administrators, and their sessions will follow keynote speakers in order to actively engage attendees. Those keynote addresses will be from Andrew Case, Director of Research at Volexity; Glenn Gaffney, Executive Vice President, In-Q-Tel; Bill Newhouse, Deputy Director of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and Ray Rothrock, Chairman and CEO of RedSeal.
In addition, alongside faculty, government and industry leaders, both graduate and undergraduate students are expected to attend the conference to participate in the SEC Cyber Challenge, where teams from each SEC university will compete in a problem-solving activity, and the research poster exhibition.
The SEC Academic Conference is one of several programs designed to showcase the academic achievements and accomplishments of SEC administrators, faculty and students. Panelists and moderators for the 2018 event are identified in the table below, and for more information or to register, visit the event website.
|Dr. Ray Vaughn||Vice President for Research and Economic Development||University of Alabama-Huntsville|
|Dr. Tony Skjellum||Professor and Director, SimCenter, Computer Science and Engineering||University of Tennessee-Chattanooga|
|Dr. Csilla Farkas||Director, Center for Information Assurance Engineering||University of South Carolina|
|Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta||Director, Center for Information Assurance||University of Memphis|
|Mr. Matt Rogers||Rhodes Scholar||Auburn University|
|Dr. Winnie Callahan||Associate Research Personnel, Cyber Institute||University of Alabama|
|Dr. Allen Johnston||Associate Professor, Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science||University of Alabama|
|Dr. Darryl Williams||Associate Research Personnel, Cyber Institute||University of Alabama|
|Dr. Prasad Calyam||Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science||University of Missouri|
|Mr. Reg Hyde||Executive Director, Cyber Institute||University of Alabama|
|Mr. Jeff Castelli||Managing Director||Accenture, Inc.|
|Ms. Siobhan MacDermott||Global Cybersecurity Public Policy Executive||Bank of America|
|Dr. Narasimha Reddy||Associate Agency Director for Strategic Initiatives and Centers||Texas A&M University|
|Dr. Kang Li||Director, Institute for Cyber Security and Privacy||University of Georgia|
|Dr. Steve Cambone||Director, Institute for National-Security and Cyber-Security Education and Research||Texas A&M University|
|Dr. Jagannathan Ramanujum||Director, Center for Computation and Technology||Louisiana State University|
|Dr. Henry Thomas Capello, Jr.||Principal Research Engineer, Transformational Technology and Cyber Research Center||Louisiana State University|
|Dr. Patrick Traynor||Co-Director, Institute for Cybersecurity Research||University of Florida|
|Dr. Golden Richard, III||Associate Director, Cybersecurity Center for Computation and Technology||Louisiana State University|
|Dr. Dale Thompson||Associate Professor, Computer Science and Computer Engineering||University of Arkansas|
|Dr. David Bath||Project Coordinator, Center for Intel and Security Studies||University of Mississippi|
|Dr. Sen-ching (Samson) Cheung||Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering||University of Kentucky|
|Dr. Drew Hamilton||Director, Center for Cyber Innovation||Mississippi State University|