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 College of IST's Spatial Information and Intelligence Laboratory. His research includes geographical information systems, geo-collaboration, human-computer interaction, information retrieval, and spoken-dialogue systems. Dr. Cai teaches IST 868: Topics in Visual Analytics for Security Intelligence.
Dr. Robert J. Cole has been an adjunct instructor for the College of IST since 2013. He teaches IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance. He is also a systems engineer and data scientist for Raytheon Intelligence and Information Services.
Dr. Edward J. Glantz, P.E., has been with the College of IST faculty since 2009. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Glantz served 10 years as a faculty member of Penn State's Smeal College of Business. His career spans more than 20 years of managing technology, research, and marketing in the manufacturing and telecommunication industries, including startup work. Dr. Glantz teaches EA 876: Architecting Enterprise Security and Risk Analysis and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.
Dr. Abdullah Konak is a professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks and teaches courses on database management systems, information security, and technology-based entrepreneurship. Dr. Konak teaches IST 451: Network Security and IST 555: Intelligent Agents and Distributed Decision-Making.
Dr. Anna Levy has been an instructor for the College of IST and World Campus since 2014. Prior to joining IST, Dr. Levy served 8 years as an adjunct faculty member of Queen College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (CUNY). Her career spans more than 30 years of conducting library and academic research, including work as a reference librarian and a bibliographer. Dr. Levy’s primary research interests include e-government research at the municipal level, public administration, and town-gown relations, particularly focusing on the analysis of the impacts of social media and mobile technology on local governance in the information age. She teaches IST 594: Research Topics and EA 594: Research Topics.
Dr. Mahdi Nasereddin is an associate professor of information sciences and technology at Penn State Berks. His current research interest is in the application of artificial intelligence, simulation metamodeling, simulation optimization, and experimental design. Dr. Nasereddin teaches SRA 221: Overview of Information Security and IST 815: Foundations of Information Security and Assurance.
Dr. Mimi Zhang is an adjunct faculty for the College of IST. Her primary areas of research and teaching interests are data science, web analytics, and technology industry. She teaches IST 816: Web Fundamentals and IST 820: Cybersecurity Analytics.
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