Rylan Chong (Native Hawaiian)

Doctoral Student

Field of Study

Information Security


Maui, Hawaii


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 Scholarship

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

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

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.

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