Bruce Harmon, Ph.D.

Bruce Harmon, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director for Cybersecurity and Data Science, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Denver

University of Denver

Bruce Harmon

Professor of the Practice and Faculty Director for Cybersecurity and Data Science

Nathan S. Evans

Nathan S. Evans

Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Denver

University of Denver

Nathan S. Evans

Dr. Evans has been a networking and cyber-security researcher and professor since receiving his Ph.D. from the Technical University in Munich, Germany in 2011. He worked as a Senior Principal Research Engineer in Symantec Research Labs before going back to academia. He has been at the University of Denver since 2017, primarily teaching graduate students in the Cyber Security Master’s degree program. His research interests include network security, automotive security and low-level systems.

Interests
  • Cyber Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Distributed Systems
  • Software Security
  • Automotive Security
Rinku Dewri

Rinku Dewri

Associate Professor, University of Denver

University of Denver

Rinku Dewri

What I do

Explore security and privacy issues in current and emerging domains related to computer science.

Specialization(s)

Information security and privacy, Network risk management

Professional Biography

Rinku Dewri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Denver. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

Dan Pittman

Dan Pittman

Associate Professor of the Practice, University of Denver

University of Denver

Daniel Pittman

What I do

In my role as an associate professor of the practice in software development and architecture I am continually looking for opportunities to engage with students, and apply my 13 years of industry experience towards mentoring and helping them find jobs. I have hosted students at Comcast, my former industry employer, and written recommendations for students to help them pursue jobs and internships. Also, I have overseen several Independent Study courses for students to allow them the flexibility to learn new material while accommodating their unique scheduling requirements. My research areas include cybersecurity and machine learning, and I am interested in applying machine learning to application security. I teach Web Development, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity classes for the department.

Specialization(s)

  • computer networking
  • cybersecurity
  • machine learning
  • web development

Professional Biography

Hello there! I’m Professor Daniel Pittman, an Associate Professor of the Practice in Software Development and Architecture in the Department of Computer Science. I worked in the software industry for 13 years, most recently as a principal software architect, and have just recently started a full-time position at DU! I received my PhD in Computer Science from DU in 2012. The focus of my research was modeling player movement within MMORPGs and creating cheat-proof gameplay algorithms in peer-to-peer multiplayer games. I’ve been a TA for the department several times since joining the university in 2005, and have been teaching at DU since the summer quarter of 2017. Since joining DU, I have taught Web Programming I, Web Programming II, Web Programming III (Web Projects), NoSQL Databases, Computer Forensics, and Machine Learning.

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

Professional Affiliations

  • Open Web Application Security Project
  • International Information System Security Certification Consortium
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • CompTIA Association of Information Technology Professionals
Sanchari Das (she/her)

Sanchari Das (she/her)

Assistant Professor, University of Denver

University of Denver

Sanchari Das (she/her)

I am an Assistant Professor at the department of Computer Science in the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at University of Denver. My research lab - Security and Privacy Research in New-Age Technology (SPRINT) focuses on computer security, privacy, education, human-computer interaction, social computing, accessibility, and sustainability of new-age technologies.

I received Ph.D. from Indiana University Bloomington under the supervision of Dr. L. Jean Camp. My dissertation focused on understanding users' risk mental models to help in secure decision-making for authentication technologies. I have also worked on projects related to social media privacy, privacy policies, the economics of security, IoT device security, electronic waste security, the security of AR/VR/MR devices, and others.

I am also working as a User Experience Consultant for the secure technologies at Parity Technology and as a Global Privacy Adviser at XRSI.org.

I completed Masters in Security Informatics from Indiana University Bloomington, Masters in Computer Applications from Jadavpur University, Bachelors in Computer Applications from The Heritage Academy. Previously, I have worked as a Security and Software Engineer for American Express, Infosys Technologies, and HCL Technologies.

My work has been published in several top-tier academic venues, including CHI, FC, SOUPS, etc. I have also presented at several security conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BSides, Enigma, and others. These works have also received media coverage in CNET, The Register, VentureBeat, PC Magazine, Iron Geek, and other venues.

Interests
  • Cyber Security
  • Usable computer security
  • Inclusive computer security
  • Privacy
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Augmented-Virtual-Mixed Reality (AR/VR/MR)
  • E-Waste
  • Social Media