Grants

Funded Federal Grants

  1. 2020-2021: Role PI. DoD Cyber Security Scholarship Program – CySP (H98230-20-1-0305), Scholarship Recruitment. Title: Recruiting High Achiever Cybersecurity Students to Strengthen the Nation’s Cyber Infrastructure. Awarded Sept. 2020. Funded by the DoD CySP program. Amount $630,773. (including the CPB see below). Co-PIs: Ezekiel and Wu.
  2. 2020-2022: Role PI. NCAE-C Cyber Curriculum and Research 2020 Program (H98230-20-1-0296). Title: Investigating Effective and Efficient Anomaly Detection on IoT Systems via a Novel Fusion of Deep Learning Techniques. Awarded Sept. 2020. Funded by the NSA. Amount $120,665. Co-PIs: Ezekiel and Wu.
  3. 2020-2021: Role PI. DoD – CySP (H98230-20-1-0305), Capacity Building Project. Title: A New Collaborative and Learner-Centered Pedagogy for Faculty and Student Development in Cybersecurity. Awarded Sept. 2020. Amount $120,495. Co-PI: Wu.
  4. 2020-2022: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber Grant (H98230-20-1-0060). Title: Strengthening Cybersecurity Culture in Middle and High-School Students in Western PA through Increased Technical Instruction. Amount $90,994. Co-PIs: Ezekiel and Wu.
  5. 2019-2020: Role PI. DoD Cyber Security Scholarship Program – CySP (H98230-19-1-0290), Scholarship Recruitment. Title: IUP Cyber Scholarship Program. Awarded May 2019. Funded by the DoD CySP program. Amount $357,494. Co-PIs: Ezekiel and Ghani.
  6. 2019-2020: Role PI. DoD – CySP (H98230-19-1-0290), Capacity Building Project. Title: An Innovative Pedagogical Approach Based on Agile Methodology for Faculty Development in Cybersecurity. Awarded May 2019. Amount $80,732. Co-PI: Ghani.
  7. 2019-2020: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber (H98230-19-1-0167). Grant Title: Strengthening Cybersecurity Culture in Middle and High-School Students in Western PA through Increased Technical Instruction. Funded by the NSF/NSA GenCyber Program. Amount $76,645.
  8. 2018-2019: Role PI. DoD Cyber Security Scholarship Program – CySP (H98230-18-1-0301). Title: Recruiting High Achiever Cybersecurity Students to Strengthen the Nation’s Cyber Infrastructure . Awarded May 2018. Funded by the DoD CySP program. Amount $178,179.
  9. 2018-2019: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber Grant (H98230-18-1-0281). Role PI . Title: Cultivating a Strong Cybersecurity Culture in Western PA through a Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach. Funded by the NSF/NSA GenCyber Program. Amount $74,727.
  10. 2017-2018: Role PI . The NSA’s CNAP-Cybersecurity Workforce Education Grant (H98230-17-1-0325). Title: An Interdisciplinary, Multifaceted Approach to Enhance Cybersecurity Education in Rural Pennsylvania. Amount $211,871.
  11. 2017-2018: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber Grant (H98230-17-1-0296). Title: Cultivating a Strong Cybersecurity Culture in Western PA through a Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach . Funded by the NSF/NSA GenCyber Program. Amount $68,134.
  12. 2017-2018: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber Grant (H98230-17-1-0297). Title: Strengthening Cybersecurity Culture in Middle and High-School Students in Western PA through Increased Technical Instruction . Funded by the NSF/NSA GenCyber Program. Amount $45,391.
  13. 2016-2017: Role PI. NSF/NSA GenCyber Grant (H98230-16-1-0281). Title: Fostering a Strong Cybersecurity Culture in High and Middle School Students and Teachers in Western PA through a Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach.  Amount $49,823.
  14. 2012-2013: Role PI. Title: Designing and Deploying Novel Online Shared Computer Programming Modules . Funded by the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) Collaborative Academic Grant. Amount $11,998.
  15. 2008-2009: Role PI. Title: Designing and Implementing a Secure and Robust Steganographic System That Uses MPEG Video as Cover Media . Funded by the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) grant. Amount $ 5227.
  16. 2008-2009 Role PI . Title: Human-based Techniques for Measuring Video Data Similarity . Funded by IUP Senate Fellowship Grants. Amount $3718.
  17. 2008-2009: Role PI . Title: Exploring the Applicability of Deploying Remote Proctoring Systems to Ensure the Integrity of On-line Testing . Funded by the Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee (ACPAC) Technological Exploration and Innovation Fund at IUP. Amount $1300.
  18. 2007-2008: Role PI. Title: Assessing the Effectiveness of the MPEG-7 Standard in the Context of Video Content-based Retrieval Systems . Funded by the State System of Higher Education (SSHE) Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) grant Amount $ 5287.
  19. 2002-2007: Proposal Title: Information Assurance Scholarship Program Application. Funded by the Department of Defense. Role research faculty.

Grant Proposals Submitted/Pending

  1. N/A

Funded Small/Travel Grants

  1. 2018. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend and present at the NSA Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) Community Symposium held in Miami, FL on Nov. 8-9, 2018.
  2. 2017. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend the NSA Principals Meeting held in Huntsville, AL on June 6, 2017.
  3. 2016. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at the IEEE 2016 Frontiers in Education (FIE) International Conference held in Erie, PA, pp. 1-7, October 12-15, 2016. ‎Amount $800.
  4. 2016. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend and present at the NSA CAE Community Meeting held in Kansas City, MO. on Nov. 3, 2016.
  5. 2015. Role PI . An IUP C&I (IUP SGSR) grant to support travel to attend the 19th Colloquium for Information Security Education (CISSE) Conference held June 15-17, 2015. ‎Amount $1000.
  6. 2015. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend and present at the NSA CAE Community Meeting held in San Diego, CA on Nov. 2, 2015.
  7. 2015. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at the Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society held at the University of California, Berkeley, CA in 23-24 February, 2015. ‎Amount $1000.
  8. 2014. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend and present at the NSA CAE Community Meeting held in Columbia, Maryland on Monday Nov. 4, 2014.
  9. 2014. Role PI . An IUP C&I (IUP SGSR) grant to support travel to attend the ACM 2014 Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) held on June 25-27, 2014 in London. ON, Canada. ‎Amount $1000.
  10. 2013. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at ACM 2013 15th International ‎Conference on Information Technology Education on Oct. 9-12, 2013 in Orlando FL. ‎Amount $750.
  11. 2013-2014 . Role PI. Title: Website Revitalization Assistance Grant. Funded by the School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP (C&Is).
  12. 2013. Awarded funding from the National CyberWatch Center, supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to cover 2013 NICE conference Registration fee.
  13. 2013. Awarded funding from the Cyber Security Center at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) to cover travel expenses needed to attend the NSA CAE Community Meeting held in Gaithersburg Maryland on Monday September 16th, 2013.
  14. 2012. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at the 13th ACM SIGITE International conference held on Oct 11-13, 2012 in Calgary, Canada. ‎Amount $2000.
  15. 2012. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at the ICGST International conference on computer science and engineering (CSE-Dubai-12) held on July 16-18, 2012 in Dubai, UAE. ‎Amount $2000.
  16. 2011. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support travel to present one of my papers at IASTED 2011 15th International ‎Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications held on May 16-18, 2011 in Washington, DC. ‎Amount $750.
  17. 2008. Role PI. A University Senate Research Committee Award to support International travel to present one of my papers at IWT 2009 third International ‎Workshop on Telecommunications held on February 16-19, 2009 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ‎Amount $1500.

Grant Proposals Submitted but not Funded

  1. 2018: Role PI, Title "Engineering Security in Internet of Things (IoT) Systems" submitted to the NSA Cybersecurity Core Curriculum Development Program on August 2018.
  2. 2017-2018. Role PI. NSA Cybersecurity Core Curriculum Development Proposal title: “ Preparing Cybersecurity Professionals: A Cohesive Interdisciplinary Program of Study ”.
  3. 2017 -2018. Role Co-PI. Proposal title: The CyberCorps Scholarship for Service (SFS) submitted to the NSF Scholarship for Service Program in July 2017.
  4. Proposal Title: Perception of Virtual Realities: A Natural Synergy of Vision Science and Computer Technology . Submitted on Feb. 2011 to PA State System of Higher Education Collaboration Grants. Amount $39,000. Role Co-PI.
  5. Proposal Title: Identifying the Challenges Facing Minority Computer Science Majors and Assessing the Effectiveness of Peer-Tutoring/Mentoring upon their Retention Rate . Submitted in April of 2009 to PA State System of Higher Education Annual University Grants For Programs in Support of Diversity and Equity. Role PI.
  6. Proposal Title: MRI: Acquisition of a High Performance Computing System for Scientific Research at IUP. Submitted on Dec. 12th, 2008 to the Internal IUP Review committee that decides the possibility of forwarding the proposal to the Major Research Instrument (MRI) program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Role PI.
  7. Proposal Title: A New Integrative and Adaptive Digital Video Abstraction System for Multimedia ‎Information Retrieval . Submitted on Dec. 11th, 2008 to SSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) grant. Role PI.
  8. Proposal Title: Medieval Ideology and 21st Century Technology: Developing a Systematic Methodology to Limit Terrorist’s Use of Technology to Advance Its Radical Ideology. A white paper Submitted to the 2009 Appropriation review committee at IUP on Oct. 1, 2007. Amount $500,000. Role Co-PI.
  9. Proposal Title: Scholarships for Recruitment and Retention of Students in Support of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Leadership. Submitted to the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) on Feb. 15, 2007. Requested amount $518,927. Role Co-PI.
  10. Proposal Title: Building the New Breed of Information Assurance Professionals for Cyber Space Defense . Submitted to the NSF Scholarship for Services (SFS) award on Jan 30, 2007. Requested amount $254,663. Role PI.
  11. Proposal Title: Integrating Interdisciplinary Computer Information Assurance Awareness and Operational Coursework into Academic Computing Programs. Submitted to the NSF CISE Pathways to Revitalize Undergraduate Computing Education CPATH program on Jan. 15, 2007. Three years requested amount $474,632. Role Co-PI.
  12. Proposal Title: Source Localization and Mapping of Radioactive/Bio-Hazardous Plumes . Submitted to the Department of Defense through John Murtha Institute for Homeland Security on Nov. 2006. Role Co-PI.
  13. Proposal Title: Computer Forensics Toolkit- White Paper. Submitted to the Department of Justice on Nov. 2006. Role Co-PI.
  14. Proposal Title: Exploring the Applicability of Deploying Emerging Security Technologies in IUP’s Computing Facilities . Submitted to Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee (ACPAC) grant at IUP on Fall 2006. Role PI.
  15. Proposal Title: The Impact on Teaching Performance Enhancement Using the HP Mobile Technology Cart (HPMTC) . Submitted to the Hewlett-Packard Technology for Teaching Grant program on Feb. 15th, 2006. Role Co-PI.
  16. Proposal Title: Integrated Multifunction Computer-Control Education System (IMFCCES) . Submitted to IHEEP grants supported by the USAid program in Egypt, May 2004. Role Co-PI.

Invited Talks and Attended Conferences/Workshops

  1. Attended the 2020 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Symposium and presented a talk titled “An Evaluation of Cybersecurity Students’ Needs for Program Improvement”. The conference was held virtually, Nov. 19-20, 2020.
  2. Helped organizing and attended the fifth IUP Cybersecurity Seminar held virtually on Nov. 5, 2020.
  3. Organized and attended the 13th IUP Cybersecurity Day. This event featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security experts from academia and industry. It was held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 20, 2020.
  4. Invited to present a talk titled “Artificial Intelligence and Data” as part of the Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series sponsored the IUP Extended Studies on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
  5. Attended the 2019 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Symposium held in Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 21-22, 2019.
  6. Organized and attended the 12th IUP Cybersecurity Day. This event featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security experts from academia and industry. It was held in Indiana, PA, Oct. 29, 2019.
  7. Helped organizing and attended the fourth IUP Cybersecurity Seminar held at the KCAC Convention Center in Indiana, PA, Nov. 7, 2019.
  8. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Fall Meeting and participated in the showcase session with “Representative Activities and Materials of the IUP 2019 GenCyber Camp”. The meeting was held in Washington, DC, September 26-27, 2019.
  9. Invited to present a talk titled “Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics” as part of the Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series sponsored the IUP Extended Studies on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
  10. Attended the 2018 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Symposium and presented a talk titled “ An Innovative and Successful Model to Promote Cybersecurity Education ”. It was held in Miami, FL, Nov. 8-9, 2018.
  11. Organized and attended the 11th IUP Cybersecurity Day . This event featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security experts from academia and industry. It was held in Indiana, PA, Oct. 30, 2018.
  12. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Fall Meeting and participated in the showcase session with “ Representative Activities and Materials of the IUP 2018 GenCyber Camp ”. The meeting was held in Phoenix, AZ, September 20-21, 2018.
  13. Attended the NSA Principals Meeting held in Huntsville, AL, June 5, 2018.
  14. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Spring Meeting and participated in the expo session “ IUP GenCyber 2017 Camps Presentations and Activity Demonstrations ”. The meeting was held in Bellevue, WA, April 26-27, 2018.
  15. Attended the 2017 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Symposium and presented a talk titled “ An Interdisciplinary, Multifaceted Approach to Enhance Cybersecurity Education in Western Pennsylvania ”. It was held in Dayton, OH, Nov. 9, 2017.
  16. Attended the 2017 NICE Conference and Expo held in Dayton, OH, Nov. 7-8, 2017.
  17. Organized and attended the 10th IUP Cybersecurity Day . This event featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security experts from academia and industry. It was held in Indiana, PA, Oct. 26, 2017.
  18. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Fall Meeting and presented “ Representative engaging activities at IUP’s 2017 GenCyber summer student camp ”. Also, participated in the expo with “ IUP GenCyber 2017 Camp Presentations and Activity Demonstrations ”. The meeting was held in Orlando, FL, September 18-19, 2017.
  19. Attended the NSA Principals Meeting held in Huntsville, AL, June 6, 2017.
  20. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Spring Meeting and presented “ IUP GenCyber 2016 Best Practices for Combination Camps ” as a panel discussion. In addition, presented “ Online Safety and Ethics in IUP GenCyber Summer 2016 Camp ” as part of another panel discussion on Online Safety and Ethics Also, participated in the expo with “ IUP GenCyber 2016 Camp Presentations and Activity Demonstrations ”. The meeting was held in San Antonio, TX, May 1-2, 2017.
  21. Attended the seventh Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP, April, 2017.
  22. Attended the 2nd Technology Day sponsored and organized by the Indiana Area School District and presented a talk titled “ Essential Fundamentals of Cybersecurity”. This event was a professional development conference for IASD faculty and staff held in Indiana, PA on Monday, January 16, 2017.
  23. Attended the 2016 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Meeting and presented a talk titled “ Fostering a Strong Cybersecurity Culture in High and Middle School Students and Teachers through a Holistic Multidisciplinary Approach ”. This meeting was held in Kansas City, MO, Nov. 3, 2016.
  24. Attended the 2016 NICE Conference and Expo held in Kansas City, MO Nov. 1-2, 2016.
  25. Attended the IEEE 2016 Frontiers in Education (FIE) International Conference and presented a talk titled “ Can Online Delivery Result in Comparable Achievement of Course Outcomes and Student Success in Different Computer Science Courses? ” This conference was held in Erie, PA, October 12-15, 2016.
  26. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Fall Meeting and participated in the expo with “ IUP GenCyber 2016 Camp Presentations and Activity Demonstrations” . The meeting was held in Boston, MA, Sept. 15-16, 2016.
  27. Attended the 2016 National Cyber Summit held in Huntsville, AL, June 8-9, 2016.
  28. Attended the NSA GenCyber Directors Spring Meeting held in San Francisco, CA, May 16-17, 2016.
  29. Attended the sixth Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP, April, 2016.
  30. Invited to present a talk titled "A Novel System for Searching Image Databases using Evolutionary Algorithmsas part of the Science Inspires Series sponsored by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at IUP, Nov. 12, 2015.
  31. Attended the 2015 NICE Conference and Expo held at Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA on Nov. 3-4, 2015.
  32. Attended the 2015 Centers of Academic Excellence Community Meeting and presented a talk titled “ A Novel Approach to Involve Undergraduate Students in Multidisciplinary IA Research ”. The meeting was held in San Diego, CA, November 2, 2015.
  33. Facilitated Cybersecurity workshops delivered to two groups of Upward Bound Math and Science students on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
  34. Attended the 19th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) held in Las Vegas, NV on June 15-17, 2015.
  35. Facilitated a Cybersecurity presentation delivered to a group of Upward Bound Math and Science students during summer 2015.
  36. Attended the fifth Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP, April, 2015.
  37. Attended the Eleventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society and presented a talk titled “ Measuring the Effect of Course Contents on the Perceived Effectiveness and Student Satisfaction in Online Computer Science Courses ”. This conference was held at the University of California, Berkeley, CA on Feb. 23-24, 2015.
  38. Attended the 2014 NICE Conference held at Sheraton Columbia Town Hotel, Columbia, MD on Nov. 5-6, 2014.
  39. Attended the Centers of Academic Excellence Community Meeting and presented “ Lessons Learned from the Long-term Offering of a Multidisciplinary IA Program ”. Supported by NSF, NSA, & DHS, this meeting was held in Columbia, MD, Nov. 4, 2014.
  40. Organized and attended the 7th IUP Information Assurance Day . This event featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security experts from academia and industry. It was held in Indiana, PA, Oct. 30, 2014.
  41. Attended the 2014 ACM Symposium on Access Control Models and Technologies (SACMAT) held on June 25-27, 2014 in London. ON, Canada.
  42. Attended the fourth Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP, April, 2014.
  43. Invited and attended a 2-day research roundtable conference with several nationally recognized security experts. The topic of this conference focused on analyzing the Characterization of Cyberspace proposed at the Oct. 2013 roundtable. The meeting was funded by a grant from IBM and held at the IUP Studio on Jan. 24-25, ‎‎2014.
  44. Organized and attended the 6th IUP Information Assurance Day , which features a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security professors, a Federal Government employee, industrial experts and a PA State police security professional. The IAD 2013 was held in Indiana, PA, Nov. 7, 2013.
  45. Attended the 14th Annual ACM Conference on Information Technology Education and presented a talk titled “ Does Language Choice Influence the Effectiveness of Online Introductory Programming Courses? ” The conference was held in Orlando, Florida, October 9-12, 2013.
  46. Invited and attended a 2-day research roundtable conference with several nationally recognized security experts. Characterization of Cyberspace was the main theme of this roundtable. The meeting was funded by a grant from IBM and was held at the IUP Studio on Oct. 18-19, ‎‎2013.
  47. Attended the NIST NICE Workshop in Gaithersburg, MD. The Workshop theme was "Navigating the National Cybersecurity Education Interstate Highway" on September 17-19, 2013.
  48. Attended the Centers of Academic Excellence Community Meeting Sponsored by: California State University San Bernardino, Cyber Security Center and supported by: NSF, NSA, & DHS at NIST Conference Center, Gaithersburg, MD, September 16, 2013.
  49. Invited to serve as a subject matter expert in a meeting titled “Intelligence Process & Policy group's presentation on cyberspace's risk to U.S. national security for the next 2-5 years”. This meeting sponsored by the Political Science Dept. at IUP was held on May 1, 2013.
  50. Attended the third Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 3rd, 2013.
  51. Invited to present a talk focused on recent changes in Egypt as part of the Great Decisions 2013 program organized by IUP Continuing Ed on Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
  52. Invited to participate in the panel discussion titled “Academic Integrity in Online and Technology Rich Environments” as part of the Technology Day organized by IUP on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.
  53. Organized and attended the 5th IUP Information Assurance Day , which featured a series of lectures presented by nationally recognized security professors, PA State policy security professionals, and a security specialist from the local community. Held on Nov. 1, 2012.
  54. Attended the “University Assessment Workshop” presented by Dr. Doug Eder on October 18, 2012.
  55. Attended the 13th Annual ACM Conference on Information Technology Education , and presented a talk titled “ Comparing Achievement of Intended Learning Outcomes in Online Programming Classes with Blended Offerings ”. This conference was held in Calgary, Canada, October 11-13, 2012. My paper won the best paper award.
  56. Attended the ICGST International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (CSE-Dubai-12) , and presented a talk titled “ Evaluating Students’ Perception of the Effectiveness of Online Computer Programming Courses ”. The conference was held in Dubai, UAE, July 16-18, 2012.
  57. Attended the second Graduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 4th, 2012.
  58. Attended TracDat Workshop for IUP Faculty, presented by Dr. Cercone, on Feb 24, 2012.
  59. Attended a day-long event, College Technology Day, which features many sessions covering a wide spectrum of technology-related topics, on January 18, 2012.
  60. Attended a day-long event, the Information Assurance Day , which features a series of lectures presented by experts from Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry, Nov., 2011.
  61. Attended the 15th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications , and presented a talk titled “A Novel System for Searching Image Databases using Evolutionary Algorithms ”. The conference was held in Washington, DC, May 16-18, 2011.
  62. Attended the sixth Undergraduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 5th, 2011.
  63. Successfully completed a workshop titled “ Introduction to Desire2Learn” offered through the IUP Information Technology Services, March 29, 2011.
  64. Attended a talk on Homeland Security, presented by Mr. Eric Zahren, Special Agent in Charge of Pittsburgh Field Office, US Secret Service. Sponsored by the John P. Murtha Institute for Home Land ‎Security at IUP on 2/21/2011.‎
  65. Attended a day-long event, the Information Assurance Day , which features a series of lectures presented by experts from Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry, Nov., 2010.
  66. Attended the 25th Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators (PACISE) Conference and presented a talk titled “ On-line Delivery of the First Programming Course in an Undergraduate Computer Science Degree: Is it Possible? ” The conference was held in West Chester, PA, April 9-10, 2010.
  67. Attended the fifth Undergraduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 1st, 2010.
  68. Attended A day-long event, the Information Assurance Day , which features a series of lectures presented by experts from Federal Agencies, Academia, and Industry, Nov., 2009.
  69. Invited to participate in the third research roundtable meeting that has the theme of “Cyber Threats: Challenges and Reponses” sponsored by the Ridgeway Center for International Security Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security at IUP, Sept. 10-11, 2009.
  70. Attended the 24th annual PACISE ‎Conference and presented a talk titled “ An Integrative and Adaptive Method for Abstracting Digital Video Data ”. The conference was held in Slippery Rock, PA, April 3-4, 2009.‎
  71. Attended the 4th Undergraduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 6th, 2009.
  72. Attended One-half day assessment video conferencing workshop titled “ Fiscal and Temporal Prudence for a More Diverse PASSHE”. Facilitated by Dr. Bonnie Green on March 17, 2009.
  73. Attended a Web Conference titled “ Developing an Idea into a Project: A Project Development Workshop ” which was sponsored by the IUP-RI and facilitated by Dr. Russell Pimmel from the NSF on Feb. 27, 2009.
  74. Attended a day-long event, the Information Assurance Day , which features a series of lectures presented by experts from Federal Agencies such as the NSA, Academia, and Industry on Nov. 11, 2008.
  75. Attended a Webinar presented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) focused on Improvised Explosive Devices, and hosted by the Murtha Institute on Oct. 15, 2008.
  76. Attended a one-day workshop sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at IUP titled “A Hands-on Workshop for Integrating Technology into Your Pedagogy”. Presented by Dr. Gian Pagnucci on Oct. 11th, 2008.
  77. Invited to present a talk titled “ Exploring the Applicability of Deploying Remote Proctoring Systems to Ensure the Integrity of On-line Testing ” to the ACPAC Emerging Technology Committee at IUP on June 12, 2008.
  78. Attended a half-day workshop sponsored by the CTE at IUP titled “Classroom Civility. Conducted by Dr. Barbara Frey on May 21st, 2008.
  79. Attended a one-day workshop sponsored by CTE at IUP titled “Best Practices in On-line Pedagogy Conducted by Dr. Frey on May 20 th, 2008.
  80. One-half day workshop at IUP titled “Creating meaningful writing assignments: An application workshop . Facilitated by Dr. Helen Sitler on May 16, 2008.
  81. Attended a two-day workshop - the 2008 Annual Writing Workshop for Faculty at IUP. Facilitated by Dr. Robert Yagelski, May 14-15, 2008.
  82. Attended the Eighth Annual Conference of Academy of Business and Information Technology (ABIT) and presented a talk titled “ Designing a Prototype Digital Video Steganographic System ”. I was also invited to chair a session at this conference held in Pittsburgh, PA, May l-3, 2008.
  83. Attended the 23rd annual PACISE Conference and presented a talk titled “ What Do You Need to Know about Multimedia Security? ” The conference was held in Kutztown, PA, April 4-5, 2008.
  84. Attended the third Undergraduate Scholars Forum sponsored by IUP on April 1st, 2008.
  85. Attended the Second Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit sponsored by the University of Maryland (college park), MD on March 17-19, 2008.
  86. Invited to participate in the second research roundtable meeting that has the theme of “Policy Regarding Terrorists’ Use of the Internet” sponsored by the Center for National Preparedness at the University of Pittsburgh and the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security at IUP on March 7-8, 2008.
  87. Attended a one-day workshop sponsored by the CTE at IUP titled “Integrative Learning. Presented by Dr. Matt Fisher on Feb. 9th, 2008.
  88. Attended an audio conference titled “ Plagiarism 101: Keys to Prevent Academic Misconduct” at IUP. Presented by Dr. Dennis Gregory on Nov. 28th, 2007.
  89. Attended a one-day Workshop titled “Second Life” convened by Dr. James Lenze from the Department of Communications Media at IUP on Nov. 19th, 2007.
  90. Attended a one-day workshop sponsored by the CTE at IUP titled “What Do the Best College Teachers Do? Presented by Dr. Ken Bain on Oct. 20th, 2007.
  91. Invited to participate in a research roundtable series titled “ Medieval Ideology and 21st Century Technology: Al Qaeda, Terrorism and the Internet ” Participants include nationally known experts in the field. The roundtable was sponsored by the John P. Murtha Institute for Homeland Security at IUP on Oct. 5-6, 2007.
  92. Successfully completed a 12-hour workshop, modules I-IV, titled “ Getting Your Course Online” at the IUP Instruction Design Center (IDC), July 23-27, 2007.
  93. Attended the Seventh Annual ABIT Conference and presented a talk titled “ Multimedia Data Security: Present Status and Future Directions ”. This conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA, April 2007.
  94. Attended the 22nd annual PACISE Conference , and presented a talk titled “ Addressing the Impact of the MPEG-7 Standard upon Video Retrieval Systems ”. I was also invited to participate on a Panel Discussion titled “Privacy in the age of Information Technology”. This conference was held in Lock Haven, PA, March 2007.
  95. Attended a one-day workshop sponsored by CTE at IUP titled “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning”. Presented by Dr. Maryellen Weimer on Feb. 10th, 2007.
  96. Supervised a half day workshop titled “ Computer Construction, Installation and Configuration of a Secure Operating System ” hosted by the IA Group at IUP and Co-sponsored by Murtha Institute for Homeland Security on January 20th, 2007.
  97. Attended the 10th IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications , and presented a talk titled “ A Survey on Current Challenges and Future Trends for Multimedia Information Retrieval Systems ”. I was also invited to chair a session. The conference was held in Honolulu, HI, August 2006.
  98. Attended the 6th ABIT Conference and presented a talk titled “ Performance Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems ”. The conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA, April 2006.
  99. Attended the 21st annual PACISE Conference and presented a talk titled “ Multimedia Information Retrieval: Definition, Motivations, Challenges, Future trends, and an example of a real-world application ”. It was held in Indiana, PA, April 7-8, 2006.
  100. Attended hands-on Network Security Workshop, held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Indiana, Pennsylvania, August 4-8, 2003.
  101. Attended the 7th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Educators (CISSE) . Washington, DC, June 2-5, 2003.
  102. Attended a full-week hands-on Nanofabrication Workshop for Educators, held at Pennsylvania State University . State College, Pennsylvania, May 5-7, 2003.
  103. Attended the third Annual ABIT Conference and presented a talk titled “ Perception-level Evaluation of Video Similarity in Content-based Retrieval Systems ”. The conference was held in Pittsburgh, PA, April 2003.
  104. Attended the Committee on National Security Systems Annual Conference (CNSS). Williamsburg, Virginia, April 8-10, 2003.
  105. Attended the 18th annual PACISE Conference and presented a talk titled “ Steganography: Basic Principles and Current Research Directions ”. The conference was held in Shippensburg, PA, April 2003.
  106. Invited to present a talk titled “ Video-Content Based Retrieval Techniquesat the IUP Computer Science Department’s colloquium series, October 2002.
  107. Invited to present a talk titled “ Introduction to the Structure of Computer Processors at the IUP Computer Science Department, April 2002.
  108. Attended the 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Multimedia Computing and Networking, in conjunction with the 6th Joint Conference on Information Sciences, and presented a talk titled “ Adaptive Key Frames Selection Algorithms for Summarizing Video Data ”. The conference was held in Durham, NC, March 2002.
  109. Invited to present a talk titled “ Introduction to Image and Video Retrieval Techniques at the Computer Science Department of Norfolk State University, Feb. 2002.
  110. Presented a talk titled “ Video Indexing and Retrieval Techniques Based on Human Perception” at the Department of Computer Science at ODU, July 2000.
  111. Presented a talk titled “Server Admission Control Mechanisms for VOD in MDBMS”, Department of Computer Science at ODU, April 2000.
  112. Attended the 5th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications (5th ICAIA) and presented a talk titled “ Architecture of Neural Networks Using Genetic Algorithms ”. The conference was held in Cairo, Egypt, March 1997.