Faculty Mentors

Dianxiang Xu

Associate Professor, National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure
Dr. Xu's areas of expertise include software security, software testing and verification, and applied formal methods. He has conducted extensive research in the area of software security, ranging from security requirements analysis, threat modeling, secure software design and verification, to test generation from threat models. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is on the editorial board of Journal of Information Assurance and Security and Open Software Engineering Journal. He has served and is serving on the program committees of many international conferences on software quality and security. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, and NIH.

Kevin Streff

Associate Professor and Director,
National Center for the Protection of the Financial Infrastructure

Dr. Streff's areas of expertise include banking assurance and security risk management. He works with banking associations in 31 states to understand rural banking vulnerabilities and solutions to mitigate those vulnerabilities. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has been the PI of over $3M grants in the past five years. Dr. Streff served on several conference program committees (International Conference on Information Warfare, Information Assurance, Network, Database and Software Security, and Computer and Cyber Forensic Workshop). He was a keynote speaker at several national security conferences.

Joshua Pauli

Associate Professor, College of Business and Information Systems
Dr. Pauli obtained his Ph.D. in Software Engineering at North Dakota State University with a research emphasis in security requirements and design. Dr. Pauli’s research interests are security requirements engineering, secure coding, and penetration testing. He has published over 15 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in these areas. He teaches courses in software security and intrusion detection/prevention at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Last Updated: 2/8/13