Sloan Foundation Indigenous Graduate Partnership

Rylan Chong (Native Hawaiian)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study:      Information Security

Hometown:           Maui, Hawaii

Education:            2013 - M.S., Information Security, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
                             Title: Examining the motivations of the community pharmacies to use
                                    biometric authentication
                             Chair:  Dr. Stephen Elliott

                             2010 - B.S., Computer Science, Chaminade University. Honolulu, HI

Research Focus:   Technology and Policy

Major Advisor :      Dr. Melissa Dark (Chair), Computer and Information Technology
                              Dr. Dennis Depew (Co-Chair), Industrial Technology

Professional Organizations:

       The Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS)

Honors, Grants, Awards and Activities:

       Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship Recipient

       Midwest Crossroads Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) Scholar
       Program 2012 – 2013

       Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant, Purdue University College of Technology, 2012 - Present

Peer-Review Publications:

        Chong, R., Dark, M., Ngambeki, I., & Depew, D. (2014). The efficacy of case studies for teaching
        policy in engineering and technology courses. 121th   ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition,
        Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.

        Dark, M., Ngambeki, I., Depew, D., & Chong, R. (2014). Social engagement by the engineer.
        In C. D. Coyle & R. A. Simmons (Eds.), Understanding the global energy crisis.
        West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press.

        Chong, R. C., Depew, D. R., Ngambeki, I. B., & Dark, M. J.: Teaching social topics in engineering:
        The case of energy policy and liberty. 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition,
        Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

        Ngambeki, I. B., Depew, D. R., Chong, R. C., & Dark, M. J.: Approaches to integrating policy into
        engineering education. 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA, June 2013.

Rylan Chong

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Contact Information:

Ken Ridgway, Ph.D., (Lenape)
Faculty, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science 
Email: ridge@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 494-3296

Kevin Gibson, Ph.D.
Faculty, Botany and Plant Pathology
Email: kgibson@purdue.edu
Phone: (765) 496-2161

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation