HS-STEM Students

Current Students

Jeff Avery Jeff Avery
Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Gene Spafford

Jeff Avery is a PhD student in Computer Science at Purdue University. He is interested in information assurance and security and is conducting research on phishing defense. He graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2012 where he was a Meyerhoff Scholar. Upon earning his PhD, he plans to work in the government sector researching topics in security.

Scott Carr Scott Carr
Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Jan Vitek

Scott is a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science. He received his BS in Computer Engineering from Lawrence Technological University and MSE in Computer Engineering from University of Michigan - Dearborn. Scott has work experience in the automotive and aerospace industries. His research interests include embedded systems, programming languages, and virtual machines. Currently, Scott is a research assistant advised by Dr. Jan Vitek in the Secure Software Systems Lab, where his research project is a distributed wind farm control system with the goal of improving performance and reliability.

Kelly Coll Kelly Cole
Computer Technology/Cyber Forensics
Advisor: Marcus Rogers

Kelly Anne Cole is a PhD student in cyber forensics from the college of technology.

Kelly Coll

Whitney Huang
Advisor: Dr. Hao Zhang

Whitney is a fifth year PhD Student in the Department of Statistics at Purdue University. His research focuses on modeling spatial and spatio-temporal aspects of climate and weather extremes and developing visualization techniques to summarize the results. He have been working extensively with Professor Michael Stein and Professor Elisabeth Moyer from the University of Chicago and Dr. Doug Nychka at the National Center for Atmospheric Research on climate extremes.

Oyindamola Davi Oluwatimi

Oyindamola David Oluwatimi
Computer Science
Advisor: Dr. Elisa Bertino

Oyindamola's research area is mobile security and privacy. In particular, he focuses on developing and enhancing access control techniques for mobile devices and devices within mobile information technology infrastructures. In addition, Oyindamola investigates the use of contextual information extracted from the environment, within the physical and computing realms (e.g., user physical activity, time, location, etc.), to influence access control decisions in context-aware systems.

Rachel Sitarz Rachel Sitarz


2014 Alumni

  • Thomas Gorko – Computer Prgrammer at EPICS Healthcare
  • Brian Olsen – Computer Programmer at Trustwave
  • David Wiszowaty – Computer Programmer at Allstate Insurance

2010 Alumni

  • Phillip Forsberg – Federal Employee at the Department of Energy
  • Frederick V. Greene - Associate Professor of Business Law and Management at Eastern New Mexico University
  • Matthew Levendoski - Technology/Cyber Forensics

2008 Alumni

  • Rachel Suzanne Beard - Virology
  • Daniel Richardson - Mechanical Engineering
  • Nwokedi Idika - Computer Science, MIT Lincoln Labs

2007 Alumni

  • Samuel Liles - Technology
  • David Blunck - Mechanical Engineering, Air Force Research Laboratories
  • Karla Ann Combs - Biological Sciences, Public Health Emergency/Bioterrorism Coordinator
  • Laura Hughes - Biological Sciences, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Ross Maciejewski - Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty Member at Arizona State University
  • Shawn McKay - Mechanical Engineering, Rand Corporation
  • Bryan Sims - Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University doctoral student

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