Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Full Professor of Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics
Applications are invited for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor/Full Professor level in Information Assurance beginning August 2013. Candidates must have a distinguished research, publication, teaching and service record, and demonstrated leadership ability in developing and expanding (funded) research programs. The salary for this position is highly competitive and funding for doctoral students and post-docs is available. Candidates are expected to have a terminal degree in a closely related field to Information Assurance (cybersecurity).
Stratcom, NU Announce Partnership
On Oct. 11, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) announced a partnership with the NU system to form a University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC). This research and development institute will use faculty from all campuses to work within their strong fields, and contribute work toward national security functions. This new center will have long lasting benefits to the NU system, including UNO.
The initial research funding is $84 million, and the expectation is that funding and research will only expand as the program takes root. At UNO, where STRATCOM has been a long-time partner, computer security and technology will play a large role. The main research fields listed included nuclear, chemical, and biological detection, passive defense against weapons of mass destruction, and consequence management. Other fields include space, cyber, and telecommunications law.
Currently, UARCs are only present on 13 other of the most decorated research campuses including MIT and Penn State, so the inclusion of the NU system is a testament to the great work of the faculty and administration at each and every campus. NU’s President Milliken said, “This puts us in unique company... This is great company for the University of Nebraska and a highly sought-after distinction.” For more information, please visit UNO Gateway.
Invigorating Opportunities for Information Assurance Emerge at SI2
The new Master of Science program in Information Assurance provides the opportunity for those with Bachelor's degrees in Information Assurance to advance their education and skills though a graduate level experience housed within the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics (SI2).
"Information security is considered by many to be one of the main challenges of our generation," IS&T Dean Hesham Ali said, "Properly addressing Information security concerns is critical not only to economic prosperity but also to national security, and UNO's information assurance program is regarded as one of the best in the country."
This exciting opportunity provides Master's-level education in the management and rigorous technical assessment of information-related risks by ensuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data. Potential job prospects for graduates with this degree range from federal government departments to healthcare providers.
Prospective students are open to apply for admittance into UNO for the Fall 2012 semester. For questions about the program or the approval process, contact:
Bill Mahoney, Executive Director of NUCIA email@example.com | 402.554.3975
Ann Fruhling, Director of the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics (SI2) firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.554.4902
Carla Frakes, Graduate Advisor email@example.com | 402.554.2073
IT Innovation Students "Hit The Mark"
A mobile application for individuals with special dietary needs, called Your Happy Plate, won first-place honors at Startup Weekend Omaha, a 54-hour cram session of brainstorming, coding and business development.
The event featured 18 teams vying to create a legitimate business out of an idea in just more than two days. Each team gave a pitch before a panel of judges selected the winner.
Your Happy Plate was brewed up by merging ideas for nutrition and food allergy applications from Francesca Cutrera, a freshman at the University of Nebraska at Omaha who has celiac sprue disease, an intolerance for gluten, and Colin Roberts, director of business development at Accent Cost Containment Solutions.
Cutrera said Monday that the app would help people with food allergies like hers or people, such as diabetics, with other nutritional needs know what is in the food that they buy from grocery stores or restaurants.
While shopping, you can use the app to scan the barcodes of items, and it will tell you whether or not the items in the food correlate with your nutritional needs, Cutrera said.
For now, the application will target those with food allergies and diabetics, but eventually it will expand to help people on diets, people trying to hit nutritional goals and people with specific food preferences. (Hold the onions, please!)
The mobile app isn't available yet, but the group expects it to be downloadable on virtually all mobile platforms soon for $1.99.
The team that developed, built and pitched the business idea includes Cutrera, Roberts, Jon Burlingame, Mike Cutrera, Brian Fritzsche, Trevor Savage, Sandi Barr and Barbara Heinlein.
The team already has a number of investment leads, Cutrera said, and has an appointment to meet with ConAgra Foods Inc. about including the company's food products in the Your Happy Plate database. For more information please visit http://www.omaha.com/.
Si2 Students participated in UNO Research Fair
The University of Nebraska at Omaha provides a variety of quality research and creative activity opportunities for students. Students at School of Interdisciplinary Informatics showcased their research and creative activity as oral presentations, performances, exhibits and posters. Thank you and congratulations for the students, faculty and staffs who participated at UNO research fair with great effort.