Faculty Advisors

Dr. Tingting Chen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Chen has expertise in wireless network security, data privacy, incentive mechanisms and health informatics. She has published over 40 referred papers in journals and conferences, including top-tier conferences such as ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, and many IEEE or ACM Transactions. She has received funding and gifts from NSF, Amazon Inc., Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, and some smaller organizations. She is a co-PI of the current NSF SFS program at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Chen has served as a technical program committee member for several well-recognized international conferences, including IEEE INFOCOM. She reviews research papers for a good number of journals, across the domains of computer security, network communications, health informatics, and machine learning.

Dr. Mohammad I. Husain is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona. His current research focuses on psychology of security, embedded cloud computing security and Android security. He is a member of the NSA- and DHS-certified Center of Academic Excellence in IA Education (CAE/IAE) at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Husain is a recipient of Cal Poly Pomona President’s Research, Scholarship and Creativity award (2012-13) and Provost’s Teacher Scholar support (2013-2014). Husain has the following NSF grant: DGE-1504526, he has been awarded a 5-year SFS (Scholarship Track) grant titled “An Interdisciplinary, Learning by-Doing Approach to Identify and Prepare Cyber Warriors” starting January 2015. The award amount is approximately $2 M and the goal of the project is to prepare federal cybersecurity workforce through rigorous academic training, undergraduate research in cyber- physical system and smartphone security, and extra-curricular activities such as participation in cyber- defense competitions.

Dr. Husain established the PolySec cybersecurity lab, a center for cybersecurity education, research and outreach. He has mentored many undergraduate students in research projects on coercion-resistant passwords, cloud storage forensics, psychology of phishing attacks, etc. Husain has also served as faculty mentor for two undergraduate students, Hatef Kasraei and Lindsey Lewis, from a local community college (Citrus College) during the summer of 2013 as a part of their RACE-to-STEM program. He has been a faculty advisor for Computer Science Society and CPP-SheCodes, Cal Poly Pomona ACM student chapters (2015-present).

Dr. Ronald E. Pike is an Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems at Cal Poly Pomona. His current research focuses on cyber security and specifically in Software Defined Networks (SDN) Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and hybrid-cloud computing. He is a member of the NSA- and DHS-certified Center of Academic Excellence in IA Education (CAE/IAE) at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Pike coaches both offensive and defensive collegiate cyber security teams. 

Dr. Pike is the director of the Mitchell C. Hill Center for Applied Business Information Technology and established the Mitchell C. Hill Student Data Center (SDC), which is a hybrid-cloud environment that hosts cyber-security competitions, courses and research while also running production workloads.  The SDC, and the corresponding Security Operations Center (SOC), offer services and applications on campus and out to the Internet, and are operated entirely by students who report to a faculty advisory board.