Cybersecurity Spring 2024 Capstone Project Showcase

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT

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.


Elliot Colquhoun

VP of Information Security and IT

Elliot Colquhoun is VP of information security and IT at Airwallex, where he built the global payments and financial platform’s security from near-greenfields state to support billions in annualized transactions around the world. Prior to joining Airwallex, Elliot led the cybersecurity vertical at Palantir.

Parthasarathi Chakraborty

Associate VP and Head of Security Architecture and Engineering

Partha is the associate VP and head of security architecture and engineering at Humana, a Fortune 42 health insurance and healthcare company. He also teaches cybersecurity as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University. Partha chairs the Cloud Security Alliance’s Key Management Workgroup and advises Google, Oak9, and TRUE Fort Inc. He received the Juanita Koil Pillai Annual Service Award from the Cloud Security Alliance in 2023. Partha is a CISSP and CCSP professional with a master’s degree from Columbia University and executive certificates from Wharton and Stanford University. He is a well-known cybersecurity speaker at RSA, ISC2, CSA, and InfoSec World, and a security blogger at SC Magazine, EC-Council, Cloud Security Alliance, and Cyber Defense Magazine. Partha holds two cybersecurity patents.

Jameeka Aaron

Chief Information Security Officer

Jameeka Green Aaron is the chief information security officer (CISO) at Okta, where she oversees security and compliance for the Customer Identity Cloud, platform, products, and cloud infrastructure. With over 25 years of experience, Jameeka is a seasoned leader in information security across industries such as aerospace and defense, retail, and manufacturing. Prior to her current role, she led digital transformation as the CIO of west coast operations at United Legwear and Apparel/Hurley. Jameeka’s career includes roles at Nike and Lockheed Martin, where she held various leadership positions. She is committed to advancing diversity in STEM fields and is an alumna of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen program. Jameeka holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts and is a certified information systems security professional (CISSP). She resides in Irvine, CA, with her husband Amilcar, who serves as senior vice president at Genesis Bank and as diversity equity and inclusion commissioner for the City of Irvine.

Last updated:

May 3, 2024