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Dr. Amelia Estwick, Program Manager for the National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College and Cybersecurity Faculty Program Director within Excelsior College’s School of Graduate Studies, is a Thought Leader for the College’s cybersecurity … Read more
rity research, training, and academic initiatives. Prior to her academic position, she worked for the National Security Agency as a Technical Director within their Threat Operations Center which was responsible for monitoring and securing the Department of Defense against cyberattacks. Dr. Estwick has over 20 years of government IT and cybersecurity experience, is a National Physical Sciences Consortium Fellow, a Certified Ethical Hacker, and a U.S. Army Veteran. She earned her Doctorate in Computer Science from The George Washington University and is passionate about diversity and inclusion initiatives to include increasing the pipeline for women and minority professionals in STEM, IT, and Cybersecurity. Dr. Estwick currently serves as the Vice President for the Women in Cybersecurity Mid-Atlantic Affiliate.
Wenjing Lou is currently the W. C. English Professor of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and a Fellow of the IEEE. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2011, she had spent 8 years as a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer … Read more
Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida in 2003. Her research interests cover many topics in the cybersecurity field, with her current research interest focusing on privacy protection techniques in networked information systems and cross-layer security enhancement in wireless networks. Prof. Lou has published over 200 papers. Her works are widely cited. As per Google Scholar, her publications have been cited over 27,000 times and her H-index number is 71. Prof. Lou received many awards for her outstanding research accomplishment. Most recently she was honored with the Virginia Tech Alumni Award for Research Excellence, which is the highest university level award for faculty research excellence, awarded to no more than two recipients each year. Prof. Lou is also a recipient of US National Science Foundation’s CAREER award in 2008. From August 2014 to August 2017, Prof. Lou served as a Program Director at the US National Science Foundation (NSF). At NSF, her responsibilities included the Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS) program, a core program of the Computer and Network Systems (CNS) division within the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), and the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program, a cross-cutting security program led by CISE/CNS.
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Scholarships 💰 are available to attend CAPWIC every year! CAPWIC Scholarship Awardess have ranged from first-year students in high school, to senior Ph.D. student in graduate school. We are happy to report that we have typically hada very high rate of funding of scholarship applicants.