Kirby paper honored at homeland security symposium

Adam Kirby, who graduated with a PhD in Technology in May, was honored for his research at the recent IEEE Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security.

Kirby’s paper titled “Active Shooter Mitigation for Gun-Free Zones” placed second among all papers in the Attack and Disaster Preparation, Recovery, and Response category. The category had more than 30 entrants from around the world.

Sitarz wins Women in Security award

Doctoral student Rachel Sitarz was named one of two winners in the inaugural Women in Security Awards, sponsored by Duo Security.

Sitarz is working toward her PhD in cyber forensics at Purdue University in the Department of Computer and Information Technology. She also works full-time for Purdue, analyzing the threats that are coming into their networks.

She was honored, in part, for her ability as a researcher to “produce results that have real-world implications.”