Senior Faculty Fellows
Bin Mai – Research
Dr. Bin Mai is an Assistant Professor and the Program Chair for Technology Management program in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. His research interests focus primarily on the analytical, economic, and behavioral analysis of information technology management in general, and of cybersecurity management in particular. He also has extensive IT/IS curriculum design experience, including participation in the creation of a graduate academic degree program that led to the designation by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in Cyber. Dr. Mai earned a PhD in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, after a Master’s of Science in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University.
Paula deWitte – Texas A&M Galveston
Dr. Paula deWitte is an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University and at Texas A&M University at Galveston. Dr. deWitte earned a PhD in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, as well as Master’s of Science in Education and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from Purdue University. Her primary research interests are policy, law, and ethics in cybersecurity, incident response in cyber attacks on industrial control systems, and artificial intelligence applications in legal and compliance.
Martin Carlisle – Student Engagement
Dr. Martin Carlisle is a professor of practice in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Previously, he was the Director of Academic Affairs and a Teaching Professor in the Information Networking Institute, a computer science professor at the United State Air Force Academy, Director of the Academy Center for Cyberspace Research, and founder and coach of the Air Force Academy Cyber Competition Team. Prof. Carlisle earned a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University. His research interests include computer security, programming languages and computer science education. His most recent research has focused on using formal methods to prove software free of the most common security vulnerabilities.
Glen Miller – Cyberethics
Dr. Glen Miller is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of North Texas. He also holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of North Texas, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. Dr. Miller’s current research triangulates the history of philosophy, especially ethics and political philosophy, and two emerging areas of ethical concern, the environment and technology. He regularly teaches a large course on engineering ethics and investigates issues in applied, practical, and professional ethics, including bioethics and cyberethics.
Jesse Sowell – Bush School
Dr. Jesse Sowell is an assistant professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He holds a PhD in technology, management, and policy from the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in technology and policy from MIT, masters’ degrees in criminal justice and computer science from Michigan State University, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Clemson University. Dr. Sowell focuses on understanding the transnational, non-state institutions and governance mechanisms shaping the management of resources critical to Internet operations vis a vis conventional domestic and interstate governance mechanisms. This includes studies on infrastructure resource policy, cybersecurity, and operational epistemic communities’ role in informing public policy. His research and teaching interests include commons-based rights, resource management, and theory; private regimes and regulation; security indicators and metrics; and the use of mixed methods for security metric development.
Dwayne Whitten – Mays Business School
Dr. Dwayne Whitten joined Texas A&M in the Fall of 2005. Previously, Dr. Whitten worked as a programmer/analyst with Arkansas Systems, Inc., and as the Microcomputer Coordinator at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU). He later taught at OBU and Baylor University. His primary research interests are in the areas of IT sourcing, cybersecurity, supply chain security, work-life balance. He currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in cybersecurity and project management.
RELLIS Faculty Fellows
Eman Hammad – Texas A&M Commerce
Eman Hammad received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2018. Eman combines practical experience and theoretical research to shape her vision for resilient-by-design solutions in the connected world. Her research focuses on the cyber-physical security and resilience of smart power systems. Her work investigates how a deeper understanding of interactions between critical infrastructure systems and enabling technologies can help design new classes of operational solutions that are more resilient to cyber/physical disruptions. Eman’s research interests include cyber-physical security, resilient autonomous systems and operational trust. After her PhD, Eman joined the cybersecurity & privacy team at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a cyber-physical security specialist. In her role, Eman developed tools and frameworks to help critical infrastructure clients assess and improve their cybersecurity readiness and resilience.
Eman has published 48 peer reviewed articles in highly ranked journals and conferences. Her research has been recognized by IEEE SmartGridComm Best Paper Award, and the Institute of Sustainable Energy Best Poster Award. Eman has been an active volunteer with IEEE serving with different committees. Her service was recognized by the IEEE Toronto Exemplary service award, and by the IEEE ComSoc Chapter Achievement Award.
Srujan Kotikela – Texas A&M Commerce
Dr. Srujan Kotikela is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems at Texas A&M University-Commerce/RELLIS. Dr. Kotikela specializes in building Trusted and Secure computing systems using the latest advancements in computer hardware. Additionally, he is interested in cybersecurity challenges brought by the Internet of Things (IoT) and applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of North Texas and has been granted several patents from USPTO.