Dr. Ringenberg is an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Information Technology at Purdue University. Prior to becoming an Assistant Professor at Purdue, Dr. Ringenberg was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington as part of the Computing Innovation Fellows program. Her research interests center on the application of text-based analysis to societal challenges online.
Dr. Ringenberg completed her PhD in 2021 here in Purdue Polytechnic. Through her work at Purdue, Dr. Ringenberg focused on a variety of projects related to the child exploitation domain including typologies, assessing risk of solicitation in chat conversations, and identifying issues with the use of internet sting datasets.
Since her graduation, Dr. Ringenberg’s research interests have expanded towards understanding manipulative processes online and how researchers can help build resilience against, and awareness of, these processes. Dr. Ringenberg’s primary research domains include resilience in cyber crime, data privacy, and perceptions of healthcare.