People

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Dr. Sajedul Talukder

Assistant Professor

Director and Lead

Dr. Sajedul Talukder is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Edinboro University and the founder and director of Privacy Enhanced Security Lab (PENSLab), where he and his group develop privacy-enhanced secure systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Cyber Security and Privacy Research (CaSPR) Lab at Florida International University under the supervision of Dr. Bogdan Carbunar. Dr. Talukder's research interests include security and privacy with applications in online and geosocial networks, machine learning, wireless networks, distributed systems and mobile applications. Dr. Talukder is leading the cybersecurity program at the EU.

His current research focuses on developing an integrated framework aimed at mitigating the risk of online social networking for general users and aims to recognise and combat abuse which may occur from social networking friends. He has presented his academic findings at leading social networking conferences and journals and has been invited to the headquarters by Facebook. He is the recipient of several research travel grants and has received a number of media attentions including from NBC 6 and Sage Research Methods. He is serving in the editorial boards and program committees in several prestigious conferences and journals. At FIU, Dr. Talukder worked as a research mentor for several students in summer research programs (such as Science without Borders, NSF-RET, NSF-REU). He also worked as a research intern in Samsung R&D Institute and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bangladesh.
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Dr. Dan Bennett

Associate Professor

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Dr. Dan Bennett is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Edinboro University, a position which he began in the Fall of 2001. He attended the University of Akron and Wayne College (a branch of the Akron U in Orrville Ohio) where he received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics in 1986. Later, he attended Kent State University and received a Masters Degree in Computer Science in 1990. His adviser was Paul Wang and his thesis was A Mathematically Oriented Graphics Package Based on the X Window System. From 1990 until August 2001, Dr. Bennett was a systems administrator in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Kent State University. During this time he taught various classes in Mathematics and Computer Science. His research interests focus on parallel programming, scientific visualization and scientific computation. Currently, he has been working on problems at Project Euler for which he has a personal stats page.

In 1993, Dan married Michele M. Menegay. They have two children, Rachel and Elizabeth. In August 2001 he became an Assistant Professor at Edinboro University. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Kent State University in 2010. His advisers were Dr. Paul Farrell and Dr. Arden Ruttan. His dissertation title was Tools and techniques for locating and steering parallel simulations through bifurcation points. The work involved steering, scientific visualization, scientific computation, and parallel computing. In August 2020, he was promoted to Associate Professor at Edinboro. Dr. Bennett has an Erdös number of 4.
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Amanda Porter

Instructor

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Amanda Porter is an instructor of Computer Science at the Edinboro University. Professor Amanda Porter attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. After completing her Bachelor’s degree, she was employed as a network and systems administrator for 6 years and occasionally performed website design and development work. While working full-time, she completed her Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science at Gannon University.

Professor Porter joined the Math and Computer Science Department in Fall 2016. Professor Porter was instrumental in the curriculum development and execution of the new Mobile Application Development course and newly modified Web and Mobile Application Development program. She actively supports the students in the Math and Computer Science Department by advising and overseeing the Computer Science Club and the Math and Computer Science Women’s Networking Group on campus. She is currently working toward a PhD in Computer Science from Kent State University.

Aside from teaching and technology, Professor Porter has a strong passion for music and the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking and camping when time and weather permits. She has been to over 50+ live concerts and continues to grow that number each year.

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Jason Patalon

Instructor

Systems Specialist

Jason Patalon is an instructor of Computer Science at the Edinboro University. As student of life always thirsting for knowledge, he heard that Linux was where all the cool server admins hung out, so he started to explore Slackware sometime in the mid-nineties. After years of building servers and networks in his parent's basement, he decided to pursue a career in Information Technology, most notably around network and server administration, and started on his journey as an IT professional.

After graduating with a degree in MIS from Penn State University in 2004, Jason began a career in IT systems administration, deskside support, and information systems management. With over fifteen years in professional information technology systems administration, he has worked with a variety of technologies, ranging from small office/home office equipment, to enterprise-class systems and infrastructure, and everything in between.

He's also working as a Senior Linux Systems Administrator, where he is responsible for configuring, deploying, and maintaining Unix and Linux based operating systems on enterprise class hardware. He has been exploring the finer details of computer and network security, along with cloud computing and serverless architecture, and integrating these emerging technologies and practices into practical instruction.




Students

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John Sorhannus

Undergraduate Student

Current Project: An Advanced Search Tool for YouTube Videos.
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Riley Vaughn

Undergraduate Student

Current Project: Secure Black-Box Proof of Work for Cryptocurrency Systems.
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Neil Noyes

Undergraduate Student

Current Project: GPU Based Segmentation of Medical Imaging Scans.
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Bradley Peters

Undergraduate Student

Current Project: Static Code Analysis Tool for Edinboro University Students.
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Alexander Lopez

Undergraduate Student

Current Project: Novel Approach on Classical Machine Learning Chess.

Former Students

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Anthony Criscione

Undergraduate Student

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Kaize Yi

Undergraduate Student