WiCyS 2019 Annual Conference Committees

Dr. Ambareen Siraj (Conference Chair)
Director, Cybersecurity Education, Research and Outreach Center

Professor, Computer Science, Tennessee Tech

LOCAL HOST COMMITTEE

Dr. Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Program Co-Lead
Barbara Lazarus Professor in Information Networking
Director Information Networking Institute (INI)
Founding Director, Education, Training and Outreach, CyLab, College of Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

Michele Tomasic, Operations & Logistical Lead
Divisions Operations Manager,
Carnegie Mellon University

Bobbie Stempfley, Program Co-Lead
Director CERT Division, Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Lisa LaFleur (PC Co-Chair)
Business Chief Information Security Officer, Raytheon

Celeste Matarazzo (PC Co-Chair)
Data Science Expert, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Kristen Beneduce
Senior Cybersecurity Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories

Alex Foley
Cyber Security Analyst, Bell

Sonya Hsiu-Yueh Hsu
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator for B.S. Informatics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Dr. Meg Layton
Director of Engineering, Cyber Security Services, Symantec

Karen Leuschner
National Security Agency

Dr. Wei Li
Professor, Nova Southeastern University

Laura Payne
BMO Financial Group

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky (PC Co-Chair)
Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at Dakota State University

Colleen Riccinto (PC Co-Chair)
Founder and CEO, Cyber Talent Search

Dr. Junia Valente
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Texas at Dallas

Bich T Vu
Associate Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Byron J. Williams
Assistant Professor, CISE - University of Florida

Viviana Wesley
Principal Consultant, Halock Security Labs

Dr. Chen Zhong
Assistant Professor of Informatics, Indiana University Kokomo

Kuheli Sai
Ph.D. Student at the University of Pittsburgh

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

Dr. Janell Straach
WiCyS Chairman of the Board

Amela Gjishti
Cyber Security Analyst, Bank of America

Dr. Barbara Hewitt
Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, Texas State University

Diane M Janosek, Esq., CISSP
Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service, National Security Agency

Mari Galloway
COO, Founding Board Member/Sr. Security Architect, Women's Society of Cyberjutsu/Las Vegas Sands Corp

Dr. Pushpa Kumar
Teaching Faculty,The University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Amelia Estwick
Program Director, National Cybersecurity Institute

Dr. Martina Barnas
Sr. Assistant Dean for Research, SICE, Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Nathan Fisk
Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity Education, University of South Florida

Sandra McLeod
Senior Manager, Security & Trust Organization, Cisco Systems

Sarah Morales
Outreach Program Manager, Security Engineering, Google

Durba Kabir Software Engineer, Project Lead, Verizon Communications Inc.

POSTER SESSION COMMITTEE

Dr. Chutima Boonthum-Denecke
Professor, Hampton University

Indrakshi Ray Professor, Computer Science Department, Colorado State University

Dr. Smriti Bhatt
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University-San Antonio

CAREER VILLAGE, RESUME CLINIC & MENTORING COMMITTEE

Anastacia Webster
CSUSB

Rosalind McCullough
Doctoral Student, University of Alabama in Huntsville

Andrea Frost
Senior Software Security Engineer, Federal Compliance & Security, Dell EMC

Marcelle Lee
CEO and Founding Partner, Fractal Security Group, LLC

Kelley Goldblatt
Capitol Technology University

OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS COMMITTEE

Taly Walsh, Lead - Operations
Executive Director, WiCyS

Kaitlyn Carroll, Mobile App
Tennessee Tech University

Andrew Henley, Website & Community Forum
Tennessee Tech University

Christa C. Jones
Director of Marketing and Communications,
Carnegie Mellon University

Lana Richardson, Sponsor Support
Community Care Manager, WiCyS

Colleen Huber, CRM
The Nelly Group

VOLUNTEER COORDINATION COMMITTEE

Suzanne Henry
Tennessee Tech University 

Angie Jarka
Illinois Institute of Technology

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Essia Hamouda
CSUSB

Susan McGeever
IBM

CAREER FAIR COMMITTEE

Mary Jane Partain
(Career Fair Concierge)

Director, University of Texas-Dallas

Karl Sharman
Vice President, BeecherMadden

Cindy Heckman
Software Engineering Manager, Raytheon

Raymond A. Hansen
Wentworth Institute of Technology

SOCIAL MEDIA & PR COMMITTEE

Jennie Kam
Security Researcher, Cisco

Aditi Chaudhry Cybersecurity Engineer, Capital One

Mansi Thakar
Information Security Analyst, Playstation

Lynn Dohm, Media Relations
President, The Nelly Group