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I have a unique 38+ year career first as a visiting faculty, then in the commercial computer industry, followed by federally funded research and development center experience and then as program director in the government before joining academia full time as a tenured professor in 2004. I joined The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) as a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cyber Security Research Center. Between 2010 and 2019 I have been the Louis Beecherl Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and the Executive Director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute (CSI) at UTD. Since 2019, in addition to the Executive Director of CSI, I am the prestigous Founders Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Women in Computing as well as part of the UTD Team in Data Science. I am also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Informatics at Kings College University of London, England 2015-Present and a 2017-2018 Cyber Security Policy Fellow at the New America Foundation. My research interests are at the intersection of Cyber Security and Data Science/Artificial Intelligence including as they relate to policy and governance and my mission is to engage women in cyber security and data science research and education.