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Selected Faculty

Selected Key Faculty at College of Cybersecurity

The following is a list of the key faculty at the College of Cybersecurity at the Virginia University of Science & Technology (VUST) . All faculty at VUST have Ph.D./or Doctoral degrees in Computer Science,  Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Technology, Physics, Law, Higher Education Leadership or related engineering/science fields. All professors are Senior Technical Managers/Directors, Chief Engineers, Chief Scientists, Project Engineers, or Chief Network Architects in Federal Governmental Agencies and large corporations with at least 15 years of experience in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. VUST professors are experts in the fields which they are teaching with the most popular IT theories, current technologies, and industry demanded skills in the current job markets.

Professors who Teach During 2021-2022 Academic Years

Selected Professors at VUST

University

Degree

Majors


Dr. Paul Wang, CISSP, CCISO, CISM,

Professor and Program Director of Cybersecurity at UMD., Fmr. Professor at GMU.
George Mason University Ph.D. 2004 Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University M.S. Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University B.S. Computing Science

Prof. Derek Smith, C/CISO, CISSP, CEI, CEH, CFHI, CAP, CNDA, CSSA.

Professor of Univ. of Maryland, Excelsior College, and Air Force; PGCCC Chairman of the Cyber Committee
Nova Southeastern University ABD Education Leadership & Technology
University of Maryland M.S. Information Technology & Assurance
University of Nevada B.S. Education

Dr. Nadeem Haq, CCNA, MCTS, VMWAR, etc.

Professor of Univ. of Maryland, Excelsior College, and Air Force; PGCCC Chairman of the Cyber Committee
Northcentral University Ph.D. Educational Technology & E-Learning
Strayer University M.S. Information System
Strayer University B.S. Computer Information Systems

Dr. Zhijun Zhang,

Professor of Drexel Univ.2001 – 2006,
Lead Security Architect, World Bank Group
University of Maryland Ph.D. 1999 Computing Science
University of Maryland M.S. Computing Science
Peking University (No. 1 in China) B.S. Computing Science

Dr. Martin Ma, PMP

Professor at 8+ universities in both US and China,
Project Chief Scientist of Information Assurance Architect in DoD, NASA, Raytheon, Boeing, EarthSat, etc.
University of Oklahoma Ph.D. 1993 GIS, Remote Science & Computer Modelling
University of Denver Ph.D. Satellite Telecommunication & Information Management
University of Northern Iowa M.S. Geographic Information System

 

List Professors or Special Guest Speakers of Cybersecurity at College of CIA

Selected Professors at VUST

University

Degree

Majors


Dr. Sean Wang, CISSP, 
Fmr Professor  at GMU, TSU, GSU, Chief Scientist and Sr. Director at DC Government.
George Mason University Ph.D. 2004 Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University M.S. Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University B.S. Computing Science

Dr. Doris Sartor

Senior Executive Director and Professor at USAF Air Command and Staff College. US Air Force
Auburn University Ph.D. 1992 Higher Educational Leadership & Technology
Atlanta University M.A. Counselling
Limestone College B.A. Counselling & Psychology
Dr. John Jiang, CISSP
Senior Director of HCM Cloud Operations Security, SAP.
Columbia University Ph.D. 1991 Electrical & Computing Engineering
Columbia University M.S. Electrical Computing Engineering
Peking University (No. 1 in China) B.S. Physics

Dr. Jim Chen,

Full Professor of George Mason University,
Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of AIP/IEEE Computing in Science & Engineering (CiSE).
University of Central Florida Ph.D. 1995 Computer Science
Southwest Jiaotong University M.S. Computer Science
Southwest Jiaotong University B.S. Computer Science

Dr. Siwen Wang,

Assistant Professor of Carnegie Mellon University, 1995 – 1997
Senior Director of IT Devision, IBM
Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. 1994 Physics & EE
Northwest University M.S. Physics & CS
Northwest University B.S. Physics & CS

Dr. Paul Wang, CISSP, CCISO, CISM,

Professor and Program Director of Cybersecurity at UMD., Fmr. Professor at GMU.
George Mason University Ph.D. 2004 Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University M.S. Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University B.S. Computing Science

Prof. Derek Smith, C/CISO, CISSP, CEI, CEH, CFHI, CAP, CNDA, CSSA.

Professor of Univ. of Maryland, Excelsior College, and Air Force; PGCCC Chairman of the Cyber Committee
Nova Southeastern University ABD Education Leadership & Technology
University of Maryland M.S. Information Technology & Assurance
University of Nevada B.S. Education

Dr. Zhijun Zhang,

Professor of Drexel Univ.2001 – 2006,
Lead Security Architect, World Bank Group
University of Maryland Ph.D. 1999 Computing Science
University of Maryland M.S. Computing Science
Peking University (No. 1 in China) B.S. Computing Science

Dr. Vera McKethan

Chief of Air Force Learning Branch, Pentagon, DoD
University of Phoenix Ph.D. 2006 Higher Educational Leadership
Troy University of Montgomery M.S. Higher Education Counselling
Troy University of Montgomery B.S. General Science

Dr. George Zhang, CCIE, CCSP

Chief Scientist of Security and Senior Consultant of Cyber Security to DoD, DISA, NIH, AOC, WMATA, etc.
University of Utah Ph.D. 1994 Electrical & Computing Engineering
University of Utah M.S. Physics
Fudan University (No. 3 in China) B.S. Electrical & Computing Engineering

Dr. Sean Wang, CISSP, 
Fmr Professor  at GMU, TSU, GSU, Chief Scientist and Sr. Director at DC Government.
George Mason University Ph.D. 2004 Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University M.S. Computing Science
Southwest Jiaotong University B.S. Computing Science
Dr. Charley Liu,
Principal Engineer of Data Science & Security
University of Pittsburg Ph.D. 2008 Physics
Carnegie Mellon University M.S. Computing Science
University of Science & Technology of China B.S. Physics & Computing Science
Dr. Yi Pang, MCSE
Professor of Tongji Univ.
Chief of Scientist of Information Assurance
University of Maryland Ph.D. 1990 Physics & EE
University of Maryland M.S. Computing Engineering
Fudan University B.S. Physics

Dr. Leon Zhao,

Assistant Professor of U. of Maryland, B.C.
Senior Backbone Capability Planner & Senior Security Specialist at Time Warner Cable
North Carolina State University Ph.D. 2002 Computer Science
Chinese Academy of Science (No.10) M.S. Computer Science
Nankai University (No. 8 in China) B.S. Computer Science

Dr. Joe Hua, OCP, PMP

Associate Professor of Southeastern Univ. 1996 – 2006,
Senior Information System Security Architect at US Dept. of HHS
University of Delaware Ph.D. 1995 Transportation Engineering with emphasis on Computing Artificial Intelligence
Kobe University (No. 11 in Japan) M.S. Science
Chang An University B.S. Science

Dr. Martin Ma, PMP

Professor at 8+ universities in both US and China,
Project Chief Scientist of Information Assurance Architect in DoD, NASA, Raytheon, Boeing, EarthSat, etc.
University of Oklahoma Ph.D. 1993 GIS, Remote Science & Computer Modelling
University of Denver Ph.D. Satellite Telecommunication & Information Management
University of Northern Iowa M.S. Geographic Information System

Dr. Xi Jiang

Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University, 1994 – 2000,
Senior Network Security Architect at AT&T Bell Labs
University of Washington Ph.D. 1989 Electrical Engineering
University of Washington M.S. Electrical Engineering
University of Hawaii B.S. Electrical Engineering

Dr. Kaichang Zhang, TOGAS, IBM, ITIL

Professor of UoNA,
CTO in HP Enterprise Services, Senior Enterprise Architect & System Engineer, DoD, DHA, DHMS Executive Office
University of Maryland Ph.D. 1996 Physics & EE
University of Maryland M.S. Physics & EE
Southwestern Jiaotong University B.S. Physics

Dr. Zhibo Zheng, Neo4J, ICP

Senior Data Scientist and Analytics Lead, in Booz Allen Hamilton
Columbia University Ph.D. 2008 Dynamic System Engineering
Wuhan University M.S. Dynamic System Engineering
Wuhan University B.S. Dynamic System Engineering
Prof. Sallieu Kanu,
CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CEI, CRISC, Security+, ITIL V3, ASCS, etc.
Nova Southeastern University ABD Cyber Security Management and Information Assurance
Strayer University M.S. Information Assurance
Strayer University B.S. Computer Science

Dr. Nadeem Haq, CCNA, MCTS, VMWAR, etc.

Professor of Univ. of Maryland, Excelsior College, and Air Force; PGCCC Chairman of the Cyber Committee
Northcentral University Ph.D. Educational Technology & E-Learning
Strayer University M.S. Information System
Strayer University B.S. Computer Information Systems

Note: (1). Special Guest Speaker.