March 20, 2018

Representatives from SEC universities, region join SEC Academic Conference

Faculty members and administrators from SEC universities are among those tapped to participate in the 2018 SEC Academic Conference as panelists and moderators.
Faculty members and administrators from SEC universities are among those tapped to participate in the 2018 SEC Academic Conference as panelists and moderators.

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.

NameInstitution/Organization 
Dr. Ray VaughnVice President for Research and Economic DevelopmentUniversity of Alabama-Huntsville
Dr. Tony SkjellumProfessor and Director, SimCenter, Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Dr. Csilla FarkasDirector, Center for Information Assurance EngineeringUniversity of South Carolina
Dr. Dipankar DasguptaDirector, Center for Information AssuranceUniversity of Memphis
Mr. Matt RogersRhodes ScholarAuburn University
Dr. Winnie CallahanAssociate Research Personnel, Cyber InstituteUniversity of Alabama
Dr. Allen JohnstonAssociate Professor, Information Systems, Statistics and Management ScienceUniversity of Alabama
Dr. Darryl WilliamsAssociate Research Personnel, Cyber InstituteUniversity of Alabama
Dr. Prasad CalyamAssistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of Missouri
Mr. Reg HydeExecutive Director, Cyber InstituteUniversity of Alabama
Mr. Jeff CastelliManaging DirectorAccenture, Inc.
Ms. Siobhan MacDermottGlobal Cybersecurity Public Policy ExecutiveBank of America
Dr. Narasimha ReddyAssociate Agency Director for Strategic Initiatives and CentersTexas A&M University
Dr. Kang LiDirector, Institute for Cyber Security and PrivacyUniversity of Georgia
Dr. Steve CamboneDirector, Institute for National-Security and Cyber-Security Education and ResearchTexas A&M University
Dr. Jagannathan RamanujumDirector, Center for Computation and TechnologyLouisiana State University
Dr. Henry Thomas Capello, Jr.Principal Research Engineer, Transformational Technology and Cyber Research CenterLouisiana State University
Dr. Patrick TraynorCo-Director, Institute for Cybersecurity ResearchUniversity of Florida
Dr. Golden Richard, IIIAssociate Director, Cybersecurity Center for Computation and TechnologyLouisiana State University
Dr. Dale ThompsonAssociate Professor, Computer Science and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Arkansas
Dr. David BathProject Coordinator, Center for Intel and Security StudiesUniversity of Mississippi
Dr. Sen-ching (Samson) CheungProfessor, Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Kentucky
Dr. Drew HamiltonDirector, Center for Cyber InnovationMississippi State University