Members


The person overseeing the Network Information and Embedded Systems Security Academic Center of Academic Excellence is Dr. Craig Scott with Dr. Farzad Moazzami acting as co-director. The center is comprised of three departments with each respective chair serving as co-directors also. Similarly, research activities are directed by Dr. Kevin Kornegay working with representatives from the Computer Science and Information Science and Systems departments.


NIESS-CAE Director (Point of Contact)

 Name: Dr. Craig Scott
 Title: Professor and Department Chair
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 


NIESS-CAE Co-Director (Point of Contact)

 Name: Dr. Farzad Moazzami
 Title: Associate Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 



NIESS-CAE Co-Director of Research (Point of Contact)

 Name: Dr. Kevin Kornegay
 Title: Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

  


NIESS-CAE Co-Director

 Name: Dr. Sanjay Bapna
 Title: Professor and Department Chair
 Department: Information Science and Systems

 


NIESS-CAE Co-Director

 Name: Dr. Prabir Bhattacharya
 Title: Chair and Professor
 Department: Computer Science

 


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

Name: Dr. Willie Thompson
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

  


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Thomas Byrd
 Title: Adjunct Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 



NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Richard Dean
 Title: Adjunct Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

 


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Kofi Nyarko
 Title: Associate Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering


 


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

Name: Dr. Arlene Cole-Rhodes
Title: Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

   


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

Name: Dr. Jumoke Ladeji-Osias
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

  


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Sandip Patel
 Title: Associate Professor
 Department: Information Science and Systems

 



NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Mahmudur Rahman
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Department: Computer Science

   



NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Vojislav Stojkovic
 Title: Associate Professor
 Department: Computer Science

  


NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Thierry Wandji
 Title: Adjunct Professor
 Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering

  



NIESS-CAE Faculty Member

 Name: Dr. Jigish Zaveri 
 Title: Professor
 Department: Information Science and Systems

 


Current Doctoral Students

Wondimu Zegeye - Research Topic: Design of Multi-layer Intrusion Detection System Using HMM
David Oyediran - Research Topic: Security Challenges of Shared Spectrum on 3.5 GHz Band
Jon Bass - Research Topic: Implementing Security Measures of Cloud to Cloud Security While Securing the Functionality of Cloud Services Using Software
Neda Bazyar Shourabi - Research Topic: Security Risk Framework Design for Telemetry Networks


External Steering Committee

The principal objective of the External Steering Committee is to advise the NIESS-CAE on how to achieve its vision as it relates to being a premier educational center.

Dr. Victor R. McCrary - Vice President for the Division of Research & Economic Development and Maryland Cybersecurity Council Member

Kelley Dempsey - Senior Information Security Specialist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Information Technology Laboratory/Computer Security Division

Betsy Proch - 18 years of experience in information technology, including 10 years in information security

General William E. (Kip) Ward (U.S. Army Retired) - President and COO, SENTEL Corporation of Alexandria, Virginia

Joanne C. Murphy - Chief Strategy and Solutions Executive at AT&T

Dianne Poster - special assistant to the Acting Director of NIST, supporting emerging issues for measurements, standards, technology, and data in the chemical, materials, and environmental sciences