Ida Ngambeki is an Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. Dr. Ngambeki graduated from Smith College with a B.S. in Engineering and from Purdue University with a PhD in Engineering Education. Dr. Ngambeki’s key areas of research interest include: Cybersecure behavior, social engineering, cybersecurity Education, cybersecurity Policy, and cybersecurity workforce development. Dr. Ngambeki’s research investigates human factors in cybersecurity, how the affordances of information technologies affect individuals' learning and decision-making and the wider policy implications of those choices, how social and personality factors can be manipulated to compromise cybersecurity, the social and psychological factors influencing individuals' cybersecurity choices, how students learn secure programming, how individuals develop an interest in and make-decisions about their careers in computing and how individuals use information technology to engage in political participation.
Minglu is a second year master student in CNIT. My research interests are data visualization and machine learning.
I am a first year PhD student researcher at Cybersecure Behavior Lab, Purdue University, under the supervision of Dr. Ida Ngambeki. My research interests lie in the field of human computer interaction in cyber security and understanding its contemporary applications using data science and machine learning techniques. I am passionate about using data to decipher the complexities of human behavior in cyber security and building learning and awareness infrastructure to strengthen cyber security posture. I currently teach Data Visualization fundamentals at the sophomore level. I am also affiliated with WiCyS and CERIAS.
I earned my master’s degree in Computer & IT from Purdue University in 2020, during which I researched behavioral models that predict predilection towards cyber-scamming. Apart from this, I have worked on an NSF funded project for building educational tools for teaching secure programming and a DHS funded project for establishing a nation-wide curriculum in the field of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cyber security. I also have research experience in the field of cryptography, where I analyzed image cryptosystems and implemented the break for state-of-the-art algorithms to successfully extract information from encrypted images during my bachelors.
Lancia Raja is a first-year Masters student in Computer and Information Technology under the guidance of advisor Dr. Ida Ngambeki. Her broad research focus is data privacy, and she is currently working on understanding the intents and motivations behind decision making related to privacy online, and the state of data privacy and security and larger policy and consumer implications in digital agriculture. Lancia graduated with her Bachelors degree in CIT from Purdue in May 2020. During her undergraduate education, she was involved in undergraduate research in digital agriculture, held positions of leadership across various student organizations like Purdue Polytechnic Ambassadors and Purdue Tamil Sangam, and was an undergraduate TA and grader for undergraduate courses offered in the Polytechnic Institute. Currently in addition to working on projects, she is also the graduate TA for CNIT320 – Policy, Regulation and Globalization in IT.
Tianshuai “Quill” Guan, a second year graduate student and focused on Machine Learning and CyberSecurity.
I am a first year graduate student in Computer Information Technology. My research interests include intrusion detection in networks, system security and issues surrounding social engineering in IT projects.
Biliangyu Wu is a master student of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University. His research interest is improving the efficiency and security in IT projects by identifying and analyzing cybersecurity issues in project management area.
Isslam Alhasan is completing her first year as a Ph.D. student in the CNIT department at Purdue University under the guidance of her advisor, Dr. Ida Ngambeki. Isslam currently serves as a TA at the graduate level and as an RA in Dr. Ngambeki’s research lab group. Her research areas are centered around human factors & behaviors in cybersecurity and measuring trust in a virtual setting. Isslam holds a master’s degree in Software Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Charles Taylor is an undergraduate entering his third-year at Purdue, majoring in Cyber Security and Systems Analysis and Design. His research interests include the formation of online identities and the need for privacy online.
Motunrola Afolabi is a first-year Master’s student in Computer and Information Technology under advisor Dr. Ida Ngambeki. Her broad research focus is social engineering and cyber-secure behaviour, and she is currently working on the effects of social engineering in the financial industry post-COVID-19 pandemic. Motunrola graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State in Nigeria in June 2012. She spent the last six years working in the banking sector, where she took up several roles in operations and commercial banking units. She is currently a research assistant working on the Sec Tutor project.
My name is Giovanni Ordonez. I am a second-year master's student in the Interdisciplinary Information Security Program at CERIAS. I am interested in all aspects of security, but I focus more on reverse engineering, binary exploitation, and web security. My current research interests are in Cybersecurity Education and understanding how teaching methods can influence the effectiveness of knowledge retention and aid in combating social engineering attacks."
Masters Student in the INSC Program