A double major in mathematics and computer science, Andrew’s anticipated graduation is May of 2017. His vision of SHACS is to make the organization visible, relatable, and professional, a goal that he intends to pursue through offering his membership opportunities to develop themselves through projects, colloquiums, and tutoring opportunities. Upon graduation, Andrew intends to pursue his PhD in Computer Science.
My name is Ruben A. Garcia and I am a senior majoring in Management Information systems with a minor in Computer Science. My involvement in extracurricular activities varies from being the president of SHSU Esports to vice-president of Sam Houston Association of Computer Scientists to being apart of Association of Information Technology. Also, I partake in a number of conferences such as Future Tech Conference (Logistics Coordinator), DreamHack (Merchandise Lead), and Texas Collegiate Leadership Summit (Founder/Presenter). Although I am super involved, I love to spend time with friends and play video games! :D
In the pursuit of a Computer Science degree with a concentration in Digital Forensics, Yesenia Valles also balances the daily duties of SHACS Secretary & Operations Director for the FutureTech Conference. Anticipating graduation in Fall 2018, she works diligently building SHACS to a standard of academic and professional excellence. Outside of the organization, she serves as the appointed College of Sciences student representative on the Student Org Board and is frequently spotted working alongside the Student Government Association in improving campus life for the Bearkat Community as a whole. Following graduation, Yesenia intends on pursuing a career in Cyber Security within the federal government.
Jennifer is a computer science major with a information assurance concentration and a mathematics minor. She will graduate in May 2017. Her vision for SHACS is to see growth, unity, professionalism, and leave a solid foundation for the future of SHACS. Upon graduation, Jennifer intends to pursue in industry with a job in cybersecurity.
Alexander Farrack is Computer Science senior graduating in December of 2017. He has his sights on shaping SHACS to be more relatable, recognizable, and beneficial for students and faculty across the board. Upon graduation Alexander intends to pursue a Master's Degree in Computer Science, and then pursue his career in software engineering.
Dr. Umit Karabiyik
Umit Karabiyik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Sam Houston University, in Huntsville, TX. He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees at Florida State University and his undergraduate studies at Sakarya University, Turkey. His research interests mainly lie in the area of Digital and Cyber Forensics ranging from developing tools for forensic investigations to creating new models for forensic data analysis in various environments. He is the creator of open source digital forensics tool called AUDIT. Dr. Karabiyik is a recipient of NIJ Grant on Targeted Data Extraction from Mobile Devices. One of his recent work has received the “Best Paper Award” at the IEEE 4th International Symposium on Digital Forensic and Security (ISDF). In addition, Dr. Karabiyik is leading the Mobile Forensics and SCADA Forensics Labs at SHSU.
Dr. Li-Jen Shannon
Dr. Shannon received her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (2007), M.A. in Industrial Technology,and minor in Vocational Education (1995) from Sam Houston State University. Dr. Shannon teaches Instructional Technology graduate courses at Computer Science Department. Areas of research interest include computer and technology curriculum alignment from secondary to graduate levels, educational multimedia research, robotics design, and international technology development in education.