The Department of Computer and Information Systems has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) research & scholarship grant for a 5 year project titled CIS Cyber Scholars Program. Dr. Diane Igoche is the Principal Investigator (PI) for this grant. Co-PI’s are Dr. Karen Paullet, Dr. Natalya Bromall, Dr. David Wood, and Professor John Turchek.
The total grant amount is $998,060 with $600,000 going towards student scholarships and $398,060 towards faculty research. The grant will provide a $10,000 scholarship per year for 2 years for low-income, academically talented community college transfer students in cyber forensics, computer information systems, data analytics, or information science. A total of 38 students are expected to benefit from this scholarship money.
Congratulations to Dr. Igoche, Dr. Paullet, Dr. Bromall, Dr. Wood, and Prof. Turchek!
Congratulations to Dr. Ping Wang!
Dr. Ping Wang has received a grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through a partnership with CyberWatch West and Whatcom Community College for participation in the Application Assistance Program (AAP) for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE). The NSF funding, which covers mentoring, stipends, and travel support, is to assist Dr. Wang in the application for RMU to become a national CAE-CDE designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The grant is valued at $10,000.
Dr. Peter Wu was featured in RMU’s Achieve magazine this month for his research into the design and creation of computing tools. Dr. Wu has been working on a National Science Foundation (NSF) project to create new learning tools, case studies, videos, and class exercises that will be used at 33 universities. This project is making an impact by building a community of people with skills in software verification and validation. Congratulations, Dr. Wu!
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Robert Morris University recently received a $224,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to aid in the development of a Mobile Forensics and Security certificate program at RMU that will focus on teaching students to analyze and secure mobile devices and networks against cybercrime. The grant will also fund a “train the trainer” initiative in order to train information systems faculty at other institutions. RMU will partner with Middle Georgia State University, the Community College of Beaver County, and the Southeastern Advanced Cybersecurity Education Consortium to train 40 faculty members to teach the mobile security certificate program to their own students.
Work on the mobile security grant project begins this fall. Dr. Karen Paullet, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Systems, is directing the grant project at RMU assisted by Dr. Jamie Pinchot, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems, and Dr. Sushma Mishra, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Systems. Dr. Fred Kohun, University Professor of Computer and Information Systems, will also be consulting on the project.
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