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September 30-October 1, 2016
Sheraton Four Points
West Lafayette, IN

InWIC - Speaker Profiles

Keynote Speakers

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Raquel Hill
Keynote speaker on Friday, 9/30/16, 6:00-7:00pm
Topic: TBA
Dr. Raquel Hill is a tenured Associate Professor of Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. She was raised in Dry Branch, Georgia, in Twiggs County, where the current population is approximately 10,000 with over 25 % of children living in poverty. She holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Harvard University. Dr. Hill spent the 2013-14 academic year at Harvard University, where she was a Visiting Scholar within the Center for Research on Computation and Society. In 2016, Dr. Hill was selected and featured in Indiana University’s Brilliant Minds series,

Over the years, Dr. Hill has designed and taught several classes in information and systems security including: Analytical Foundations of Security, Trusted Computing, Computer Networks and Data Protection. Her primary research interests span the areas of trust and security for computing environments and data privacy. Dr. Hill’s research has been funded by various agencies, including the National Science foundation. She has published numerous articles on various topics, including: quality of service in networking, security for electronic voting systems, encryption-based access control, reputation systems, trusted computing, smartphone security, and privacy in research datasets. Her inter-disciplinary work on the re-identification risks in behavioral science data was featured in Forbes Magazine, data/#289d80925f64.

In addition to her academic interests, Dr. Hill is a budding entrepreneur, who leverages her research, teaching, and industry experience to provide substantive and practical insight to individuals and organizations seeking to secure their computing infrastructure and to protect their sensitive data resources. Dr. Hill has also dedicated a significant amount of her time to mentoring students from under-represented backgrounds. To facilitate her mentoring interests, she became an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Computer Science at Jackson State University, a Historically Black University.

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Carolyn Phillips
Keynote speaker on Saturday, 3/7/15, noon-1:00pm
Topic: TBA
Dr. Carolyn Phillips is the Lead Data Scientist at Neurensic, a startup that uses machine learning to detect fraudulent and manipulative behaviors in the financial markets. Previously, Dr. Phillips was a staff scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in the Mathematics and Computer Science Division.

Dr. Phillips’ research has focused on designing algorithmic solutions to find patterns in complex systems. Her research has covered topics from liquid crystals to superconductors, from nanoparticle clusters to quasicrystals, and from machine learning to study emergent crystals to algorithms for optimal filling shapes with overlapping discs.

She received a BS in Mathematics from MIT, a MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a MSME in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate Program. She received a PhD from the University of Michigan in Applied Physics and Scientific Computing as a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellowship. She then joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Aneesur Rahman Postdoctoral Fellow with a joint appointment in the Computational Institute at the University of Chicago.