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Summer Workshop: Schedule and Resources


Keynote Presentations

"Using A Systematic Design Approach For Designing Effective Lessons"


In this session participants will be introduced the backward-mapping instructional planning approach and will be provided with tips for designing learning objectives, assessments, and activities. Using the knowledge gained in this session, participants will be given hands-on practice and will work with each other to design a small lesson.

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Dr. Fatih AriyDr. Fatih Ari is a programmer analyst in the office of institutional planning and assessment at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He has an Ed.D. in instructional technology with a minor in management information systems and M.S. in software engineering. He is a former programmer and has extensive skills and experience in web/multimedia programming and database development.

Dr. Raymond FloresDr. Raymond Flores is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Texas Tech University. His experience and interests are in technology integration/tool implementation. He has an Ed.D. in instructional technology, a B.S. and M.S. in mathematics, and is a former high school and undergraduate math instructor. He has considerable experience with the design and development of math learning material for diverse learners, and has conducted numerous research studies related to the design of individualized math instruction.


"Moving Target Defense in Cybersecurity"


The current paradigm of software security gives the attackers more advantage than the defenders both technically and economically because attackers only need to find one single vulnerability to launch security attack, while defenders must prevent the attack from all vulnerabilities. The situation could be worse if a software vulnerability unknown to defenders is exploited and used to launch attacks by attackers.

Moving Target Defense (MTD), based on the idea of security through diversity, has been proposed recently as a promising defense system and can be implemented in areas from stand-alone software to network system. Moving Target Defense refers to techniques and mechanisms that continuously change a system's attack surface to thwart cyber attacks. MTD can increase the uncertainty, complexity, and cost for attackers, limit the exposure of vulnerabilities, and limit the information leak of the system. As a result, the system is unpredictable to attackers, hard to be exploited, and is more resilient to attacks.

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Jeffrey ZhengJeffrey Zheng graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004 with Master of Science in computer science, then started to work as a web developer in Application Development and Support department in the IT division of Texas Tech University. In 2009 Jeffrey started working on a master's degree in statistics at Texas Tech as a part-time student and graduated in 2013. Currently, Jeffrey is now working on a Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Namin while continuing to work as a web developer.



2013 Summer Workshop on Cyber Security Schedule