Cybersecurity Summer 2022 Capstone Project Showcase
Capstone projects are the culmination of the MICS students’ work in the School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity program.
Over the course of their final semester, teams of students propose and select project ideas, conduct and communicate their work, receive and provide feedback, and deliver compelling presentations along with a web-based final deliverable. A panel of judges will select an outstanding project for the Lily L. Chang MICS Capstone Award.
Join us for an online presentation of these capstone projects. Each team will present for twenty minutes, including Q&A.
Alex Shulman-Peleg, Ph.D., is a managing director leading the cloud cybersecurity consulting services of Ernst & Young in the Americas. She is supporting multiple clients in their secure enablement of public clouds and container technologies, addressing the involved risk, cybersecurity, and engineering requirements. In her previous role, she was a director of cloud security at Citibank, where she established and led a CISO cloud security program, as well as cloud-native security engineering. She led software development at IBM Research and RAD, leading security innovation in multi-year EU cloud consortium projects. She has decades of technological leadership and holds Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in computer science. She has multiple patents and more than 30 scientific publications having thousands of citations.
Rob Duhart is the vice president, deputy chief information security officer, and chief information security officer for eCommerce at Walmart. Rob currently leads the international, mergers and acquisitions, vulnerability management, security and technical assessment, and ecommerce security teams and serves as the primary deputy to SVP & CISO Jerry Geisler. Rob serves teams that own the responsibility of securing all Walmart ecommerce activities — including holiday and hype sales, managing the vulnerabilities across all of Walmart, and not sleeping so that the organization can be cybersafe and secure 24/7. Rob joined Walmart from Google where he led teams responsible for building security, privacy, and content safety programs and capabilities across every Google product area (Chrome, Android, YouTube, Photos, Maps, etc.). Rob also led security architecture, operations, and engineering teams at Cardinal Health and Ford Motor Company prior to Google. Prior to industry, Rob served as a security leader for the United States intelligence community and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for almost a decade. Rob enjoys cheering on the Tennessee Vols, collecting vinyl records, and perfecting the art of smoking brisket.
Yabing Wang is the VP and chief information security officer at Justworks. She has 20 years of extensive leadership experience in cybersecurity across different industries. Yabing thrives in transforming security into a business enabler through executive leadership, program delivery, and partnership with all stakeholders. She has built global security practices and strengthened cyber resilience at Allstate Insurance Company, Alight Solutions, Carrier Corporation, and H-E-B. Yabing worked at Netscape Communications before her cybersecurity career, and obtained her master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.