Louisiana Tech, Cyber Innovation Center to co-host Cyber Engineering Research Conference

Oct 19, 2011 | Engineering and Science, Research and Development

Louisiana Tech University and the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City will co-host the Cyber Engineering Research Conference, November 7 at the Shreveport Convention Center. The day-long conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. and include discussions on topics such as applications of cyber engineering, cyber forensics, cyber security, telecommunications, high performance computing, and cyber research and education initiatives jointly undertaken by Louisiana Tech and Cyber Innovation Center. Speakers from the U. S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Boeing, Dell SecureWorks, CenturyLink, Hitachi, Cyber Innovation Center, and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) will highlight the conference’s morning session. Afternoon speakers will include Louisiana Tech researchers Dr. Vir Phoha, director of the Center for Secure Cyberspace; Professor Tom Roberts, director of Louisiana Tech’s Center for Information Assurance, and Randy Null, director of Louisiana Tech’s Institute for Micromanufacturing.  Null was formerly the Chief Technology Officer for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. “Our ongoing partnership with the Cyber Innovation Center has provided a unique opportunity to feature a broad range of cyber-related topics that would be of interest to North Louisiana citizens, companies, and government entities,” said Dr. Stan Napper, dean of Louisiana Tech’s College of Engineering and Science. The conference sessions will be followed by a public presentation from Tim Elmore, author of the best-selling book, Generation iY and president of Growing Leaders – a group that encourages leadership among junior high, high school, and college students. Registration for the conference also includes admission to a reception at 6:30 p.m. which will officially kick off the 2011 Air Force Global Strike Conference hosted by the Cyber Innovation Center.  Online registration is open until October 28.  Details and a tentative program are available at For additional information, contact Ramu Ramachandran at or JoAnn Marshall at Written by Brandy McKnight –