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DSU professors awarded research fellowship to attend Cornell University

June 12, 2014

Dr. Ashley Podhradsky, assistant professor at Dakota State University, is attending a women in science and engineering conference at Cornell University, which is focused on big data analytics and cloud computing research. Podhradsky earned a competitive research fellowship to attend the women-focused event through the University of California at Berkeley.

The annual event brings together 20 women leaders in cyber security from across the country to spend a week at one of the TRUST (Team for Research in Ubiquitous and Secure Technology) sites which include UC Berkeley, Cornell, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Carnegie Mello, San Jose State, and Stanford.  TRUST, an NSF project, has a mission to “to advance a leading-edge research agenda to improve the state-of-the art in cyber security and develop a robust education plan to teach the next generation of computer scientists.”

“TRUST and UC Berkeley provide an important outlet for women academics in cyber security and computer science to collaborate and meet once a year,” stated Podhradsky. “With so few women in the field, it is exciting to see what other women are researching and build relationships.”

Podhradsky has earned four of the competitive research fellowships from TRUST since 2011.