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Traian Marius Truta

Marius Truta, Ph.D.

Professor
Director, School of Computing and Analytics

GH 575
859-572-7551
trutat1@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I was born and raised in Alba Iulia, Romania. I moved to US in 1999, first in Detroit, and since 2014 in Northern Kentucky. I reside in Fort Thomas with my wife, Alina, and our girls, Christina and Andrea.

Academic

I earned my PhD in Computer Science from Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan) in 2004. Before that, I received my BS and MS in Computer Science from Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania) in 1998 and 1999. My research interests are in data privacy, databases, and social networks.

I am a Professor of Computer Science and the Program Director of the Master of Science in Computer Information Technology (MSCIT). I enjoy teaching both at the graduate and undergraduate level, especially Database related courses.

Rasib Khan

Rasib Khan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Head, Computer Science & Software Engineering

GH 504D
859-572-6025
khanr2@nku.edu

Bio

Academic

Rasib Khan, Ph.D., is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity in the Department of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University, USA. Dr. Khan completed his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, in 2016. He completed his dual-MS degrees from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and Aalto University (formerly, Helsinki University of Technology), Helsinki, Finland in 2011, as a European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Security and Mobile Computing. He had worked in the cloud security research group in Nomadic Lab at Ericsson Research, Finland, and in the PURSUIT Future Internet European Union FP7 research group at Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland. His fields of interests include cybersecurity, service security and privacy, secure information provenance, and service oriented frameworks in cloud computing and pervasive service frameworks, the Internet-of-Things, and decentralized and distributed systems.

Crystal Summers

Crystal Summers, M.S.

Lecturer
Program Head, Information Systems & Analytics

GH 504B
859-572-5153
summersc@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I live in Kentucky but Cincinnati is home. I’ve also spent years in Chatom, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. I live with my son, Chino. He’s a cream tabby, rescue cat. Yes, he has me trained. Interestingly, he enjoys the groomers. Interesting fact about me, I enjoy the beach and try to visit a new one each year.

Academic

I’ve earned a MS in Business Administration, Managing Information Technology and Health Informatics. My research interest includes: social media & health, mobile technologies, prescription drug monitoring programs and online learning.

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Susan Brudvig, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Associate Director, School of Computing and Analytics

GH 540
859-572-7934
brudvigs1@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

My name is Susan Brudvig. I am a Wisconsin native who enjoys the more moderate temperatures and 4-season climate of this region. I joined NKU in Fall 2019. Prior to that, I was an Associate Professor as IU East and an Assistant Professor at Ball State University. I have been teaching full-time for more than a dozen years. Prior to top that, I was employed in business analysis in various professional capacities, most recently at Eli Lilly where I had global responsibility for neuroscience market forecasting. Forecasting is one of my professional specialties, and I continue to hone my skill as an enrollment consultant to school districts and educational services companies. Something unique about myself ... My top speed is over 180 mph in the two-seat IndyCar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I'm a motorsports fan, and I enjoy it ... but as a spectator. So, if I talk about racing, I probably am referring to cars, not horses. I also am a football fan and have been lucky enough to participate in 2 Super Bowls ... as a member of the half-time stage crew where I supported in-house audio.

Academic

In the College of Informatics, my teaching focus in Business Analytics. My research interest is in the use & application of analytics to business and teaching problems. I have most recently published in the Journal of Marketing Analytics, Communications in Statistics – Theory and Methods, and the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. I currently am engaged in several on-going research projects with colleagues from other universities. I earned my PhD from Florida State University and my MBA from Purdue University (2003). I was a first-gen student who earned my first degree from UW-Parkside, which is a regional state institution much like NKU.

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Anthony Tsetse, Sc.D.

Associate Professor
Program Head, Cybersecurity & Information Technology

GH 504C
859-572-7931
tsetsea1@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I am from Ghana and moved to the USA in 2009. My wife and I have two sons (Malvin and Medwin) and a daughter (Mirabel). I had most of my education in Ghana and Europe (Germany and Denmark). Prior to joining NKU in Fall 2016, I taught at Livingstone College (NC), Towson University (MD) and State University of New York at Fredonia.

Academic

I earned my D.Sc. in Information Technology from Towson University in 2012. My research interest include, Network Performance Analysis, Bare Machine Computing and Cloud Computing.

The classes I enjoy teaching most are Networking, Programming and Database systems.

School Staff

Sue Murphy Angel

Sue Murphy Angel, M.P.A.

Senior Operations Coordinator
College of Informatics

GH 400F
(859)-572-7732
murphyl1@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

My first professional experience in higher education was May 1998 at Northern Kentucky University. My previous field was credit management, but my employer moved out of the Cincinnati area and I did not want to follow.  I joined the Informatics team as the Dean’s Assistant in 2008.

Academic

I am an alumna of Northern Kentucky University. My undergraduate degree is in Political Science with a focus in Homeland Security. I also received my graduate degree at Northern Kentucky University in Public Administration. My research focus is in organizational reliability and resilience in local government.

I am active in university service as a member of Staff Congress, where I serve as the chair of the Staff Congress Credentials and Elections Committee.

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Grant Beccaccio, B.A.

Academic Specialist
College of Informatics

GH 400C
859-572-5598
beccacciog1@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I currently live in Fort Thomas, KY and love this area. I am a nerd to my core and enjoy playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.

Academic

I graduated from NKU in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media Broadcasting. I started working at NKU in the Office of Financial Assistance and enjoy the atmosphere here, just like when I was a student! I jumped at the chance to come back to the college where I got my degree.

 

Monique Walker

Monique Nuby, B.A.

Academic Coordinator
College of Informatics

GH 400E
859-572-5435
walkerm12@nku.edu

Bio

Personal

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH where I currently
reside. I enjoy shopping, singing, and spending time with family and friends.

Academic

I am the Academic Specialist for the College of Informatics.

My duties include assisting with purchase requisitions, reserving rooms, posting class cancellations, and being the first contact for students, faculty, and visitors needing assistance with a variety of requests. 

I earned my bachelor’s degree from Wright State University in Psychology. I also worked at WSU in advising, admissions, and assisted with orientation and first-year programs. Being in an academic environment is what led me to where I am now. NKU possesses a close sense of community and I am happy to be a part of such a diverse college within the university.

 

School Faculty

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SCA Advisory Council

Marius Truta, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, School of Computing and Analytics

NKU

Abdikadar Ali
Senior, CIT & Cybersecurity
NKU

Benjamin Baxter
Chair, CS Advisory Board
Software Engineer
Google

Michael L. Clark, Jr.
Mobile Services Platform Lead
The Kroger Co.

Adjunct Lecturer
NKU

Joshua Falter
Senior Staff Software Engineer
GE Aviation Digital

Justin T. Fry
Security Transformation Consultant
AWS

Todd James
Chief Data & Technology Officer 
84.51

Sebastian LaRosa
Director of Data Platforms, VP
Fifth Third Bank

Andy Lawrence
Sales Engineer for Google Cloud
Google

James Masters
Principal Cloud Architect
The Kroger Co.

Scott Milligan
Senior Enterprise Architect
IBM

Linh Nguyen
Sophomore, Data Science
NKU

Clinton Schultz
Junior, Computer Science & DFX
NKU


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