Guoray Cai, Ph.D.
Dr. Guoray Cai is an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, with affiliate appointments in geography as well as in computer science and engineering.
He is the founding director of the Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory, which is housed in IST. He also is a member of the GeoVISTA Center and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction. Dr. Cai conducts research in the areas of information retrieval, geographical information science, human-computer interaction and communication, and visual mediation of collaborative work.
Peter Forster, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Forster is a senior lecturer in the College of IST and executive director of online education there. Dr. Forster's primary areas of interest are terrorism/counter-terrorism, risk and crisis management, international relations, and national security. He is a member of the NATO/OSCE Partnership for Peace Consortium's Counter-Terrorism Working Group, which brings academics and practitioners together to examine the global aspects of terrorism and its impact. He has been involved with Penn State's homeland security program since its inception, teaching courses on terrorism, crisis management, and homeland security-specific topics such as intelligence and inter-agency cooperation.
Prior to joining IST, he taught courses on international relations, war, and international relations of the Middle East. Dr. Forster served on the University's Homeland Security Council, the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium's sub-committee on curriculum development, the Department of Homeland Security Professional Development and Strategic Studies working group, and is Penn State's representative to the Naval Postgraduate School's University and Agency Partnership Initiative.
Edward Glantz, Ph.D.
Ed Glantz returns to the College of IST as a professor of practice after completing his doctorate with the college's first group of graduate students. He had been with the Smeal College of Business, serving as a supply chain and information systems faculty member for the past 10 years, and has worked in industry for 20 years. During that time, he worked on several projects including a two-year project in Germany and a high-bandwidth entrepreneurial project in New Jersey. Glantz holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of arts in general arts and science from Penn State and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Abdullah Konak, Ph.D.
Dr. Abdullah Konak is a professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks, teaching courses on database management systems, information security, and technology-based entrepreneurship. He has published papers in journals such as IIE Transactions, Operations Research Letters, INFORMS Journal on Computing, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, International Journal of Production Research, and Production Economics. Dr. Konak received his doctorate in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and has been a principle investigator in sponsored projects from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
Peng Liu, Ph.D.
Peng Liu's research interests include systems security and survivability, database systems, distributed systems, and peer-to-peer systems in the contexts of e-commerce, digital health care, digital government, command and control, digital infrastructure systems, and web and wireless applications. Dr. Liu is the co-author of the book Trusted Recovery and Defensive Information Warfare (Kluwer International Series on Advances in Information Security). Before joining Penn State, he was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Jungwoo Ryoo, Ph.D.
Dr. Jungwoo Ryoo is associate professor of IST at the Penn State Altoona campus. He is the author of numerous academic articles and conducts extensive research in software security, network/cybersecurity, security management (particularly in the government and medical sector), software architectures, architecture description languages (ADLs), object-oriented software development, formal methods and requirements engineering. Many of Dr. Ryoo's research projects have been funded by both state and federal government agencies. He also has substantial industry experience in architecting and implementing secure, high-performance software for large-scale network management systems.
Gerald M. Santoro, Ph.D.
Dr. Santoro is assistant professor of IST and CAS at Penn State. He is a past recipient of the EDUCOM Joe Wyatt Challenge Award for innovative use of computers in the university curriculum and was also awarded the Catherine Ofeish Orner Award at the University of Pittsburgh for excellence in information science research. He is the past chairperson of the Human Information Technologies interest group of the Eastern Communication Association. He is an associate editor for Critical Studies in Mass Communication and a contributing editor for IPCT: Interpersonal Computing and Technology, an online journal. In addition, he has developed numerous publications and conference presentations dealing with computer-mediated communications and instructional applications of client/server technology.
Eileen Trauth, Ph.D.
Dr. Eileen M. Trauth is a professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State, with a research concentration in societal, cultural, and organizational influences on information technology and the information technology professions, and a special focus on the role of diversity and social inclusion. She has lectured about and investigated gender underrepresentation in the information technology professions in Austria, Australia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Dr. Trauth received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Science. In 2008, she held the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies. She was also the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar award to investigate socio-cultural influences on the emergence of Ireland's information economy.
Dinghao Wu, Ph.D.
Dr. Dinghao Wu is assistant professor of IST whose research is on software systems, including software security, analysis, verification, software engineering, and programming languages. He has worked on foundational proof-carrying code, typed assembly languages, program analysis, and software and systems security projects. His current projects include lock-free concurrent security monitoring, real-time concurrent information flow tracking, and semantics-based software plagiarism detection. He also leads a project on cloud computing for energy and environmental sustainability.
As a former employee of Microsoft, Dinghao worked on a number of influential and massively deployed program analysis and verification tools. His KISS work pioneered sequentialization, a program analysis and verification technique for checking concurrency properties using sequential program analysis, and has been followed by many researchers.