Meet Our Team: Faculty


University of Louisville

Demetra Antimisiaris

Name: Demetra Antimisiaris

Education:  PharmD, BCGP, FASCP- University of California at Davis

Section of the Project: Block Chain

Adel Elmaghraby

Name: Adel Elmaghraby

Education: PhD Electrical Engineering-University of Wisconsin - Madison

Section of the Project:  Co-PI

Name: Ghiyoung Im

Education:  PhD-Georgia State University

Section of the Project:  Practitioner: Network Security

Associate Professor Department of Information Systems, Analytics and Operations College of Business

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY 40292

(502) 852-4794

Mehmed Kantardzic

Name: Mehmed Kantardzic

Education:  PhD in Computer Science

Section of the Project: Data Mining 


Name: Adrian Lauf

Education:  Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Section of the Project: Security Principles

Practitioner: InfoSec, Forensics, NetSec, Cyber Threat Hunting

Adrian Lauf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Computer
Science and Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY

Name: Michael Losavio

Education: J.D.-Louisiana State University

Section of the Project: Explorer Modules

Name: Daniel Sierra-Sosa

Education:  Ph.D. in Physics

Section of the Project:  Post-Quantum Cryptography, Cryptography

Department of Computer Science & Information Technology : Hood College Frederick, MD 21701

Name: Jeffrey C. Sun

Education: Ph.D- Columbia University 

Section of the Project: Curriculum Assessment Program Evaluation

Jeffrey C. Sun, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Higher Education & Affiliate Professor of Law Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, & Organizational Development (LEAD) Associate Dean for Innovation & Strategic Partnerships COLLEGE OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

502) 852-0618; Fax: (502) 852-4563
PI & Project Director for the SKILLS Collaborative

Name: Dr. Iman Vakilinia

Education: PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Section of the Project: Cyber-Threat-Hunting, IoT, & Cryptography

Andrew Wright

Name: Andrew Wright

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering- University of Louisville

Section of the Project:Co-PI of grant

Andrew L. Wright, Ph.D.
College of Business, Rm. 304
Louisville, KY 40292
(502) 852-6098

Name: Roman V. Yampolskiy

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering, The State University of New York - Buffalo

Section of the Project: Artificial Intelligence 

Roman V. Yampolskiy, PhD
Director – Cyber Security Laboratory
Computer Science and Engineering
J.B. Speed School of Engineering- University of Louisville
Phone: (502) 852-3624

Name: Harry Zhang

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science-Indiana University Bloomington

Section of the Project: Cloud Security-Professional Module 

University of North Florida

Name: Dr. Sanjay Ahuja

Education:  Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering

Section of the Project: Team Lead- Network Foundations Module & Cloud Foundations Module,  Network Security Module & Cloud Security Module

Name: Asai Asaithambi

Education: Ph.D

Section of the Project: Coding

Asai Asaithambi, Ph. D.
Professor and Graduate Director
School of Computing
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32224
(904) 620-1304

Name: Sherif Elfayoumy

Education: Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering- University of Louisville

Section of the Project: Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining

Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy
Director & Professor, School of Computing
University of North Florida

Name: Swapnoneel Roy

Education:  PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Section of the Project: Information Security, Blockchain, Cryptography

University of Arkansas – Little Rock

Name: Philip Huff

Education:  Masters in Computer Science from James Madison University

Section of the Project: Cyber threat hunting, IoT, and AI

Name: Sandra Leiterman

Education: MSE- Curriculum and Instruction, Digital Teaching & Learning

Section of the Project: Robotics, Ethics in Robotics

Sandra Leiterman
Managing Director
UA Little Rock CyberGym

2801 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204
Cell: 920 227 8576

Name: Mariofanna Milanova

Education:  PhD in Computer Science & Engineering

Section of the Project: Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining , Cognitive Computing, & Robotics

Kentucky Community & Technical College System

Owensboro Community Technical College 

Name: Cheryl A. Purdy

Education:  MBA- Morehead State University

Section of the Project: IT Basics, Information Security (OS), Networking, Digital Forensics, Security Principles and Foundations

PI U of L Cybersecurity Pathways Coalition Grant Owensboro Community & Technical College

4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 Phone: 270.929.4375 Fax: 270.686.8680

Leah Simpson

Kentucky Community & Technical College System 

Name: Dr. Leah Simpson

Education:  Ed.D-Morehead State University

Section of the Project: Education Technology & Leadership

NSA Grant Principal Investigator, KCTCS"

Erin Tipton, Ed.D.
Director of Technical Programs
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
300 North Main Street
Versailles, KY 40383
P: 859-256-3316
C: 859-324-0041"

Bluegrass Community Technical College 

Name: Melanie Williamson

Education: B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Instructional System Design- University of Kentucky

Section of the Project: Database Management, Database Security, and Coding

Melanie Williamson

Academic Dean Bluegrass Community and Technical College Newtown Campus

500 Newtown Pike

Lexington, KY 40508


Owensboro Community Technical College 

Name: Tim Williamson

Education: MS in Business Informatics

Section of the Project: IT Basics, Security Principles & Foundations, Information Security

Tim Williamson
Instructor, Computer & Information Technologies
Owensboro Community & Technical College

4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, KY 42303 
Phone: 270-686-4696

City U of Seattle

Name: Morgan Zanuta

Education: MS WSD- Antioch University Seattle

Section of the Project: Cybersecurity Career Navigation

Morgan Zantua,

Associate Professor/Director School of Technology & Computing Center for Cybersecurity Innovation  (NSA/DHS CAE-CD)


Tele: (206) 239-4865

Cell: (253) 677-5649

City University of Seattle

Grant award number: NCAE-C Grant Number: H98230-20-1-0347 **This is a non-credit workforce professional development certificate

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