New faculty members join Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing
Four new staff and faculty members will be joining Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing at the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
By Gabby Benedict, CEC Student Intern
Miami University's College of Engineering and Computing hires three new faculty members and a new staff member for the 2022-2023 fall semester.
New Faculty Members
Cynthia Johnson is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering who has a doctorate in Computer Engineering. Johnson’s experience includes working as a software engineer at multiple companies as well as teaching at other institutions, including Georgia Gwinnett College, Florida Institute of Technology and Webster University.
In addition to her industry experience, Johnson has had multiple publications in three books, three journal articles, and two conference proceedings for her research on topics including mobile development by students to support student learning, context and machine learning, and expert systems with applications.
Honglu Jiang is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Jiang has a doctorate in Computer Science from The George Washington University. Her main research interests include wireless and mobile security, privacy preservation, edge computing, and federated learning.
Previously, Jiang has taught as an assistant professor of Cybersecurity program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Jiang has published in a book, and multiple journals and conference papers. Jiang has served as a guest editor of several technical journals and the technical program committees of various professional conferences and is a member of both IEEE and of Women in Cybersecurity.
Samer Khamiseh is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Khamish has a doctorate in Computing with an emphasis in cybersecurity and his research interests include cybersecurity with the integration of artificial intelligence, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), software security, machine learning security, model-based security testing, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), network security, and access control.
Khamiseh has previously worked as an assistant professor in the department of Computer Science at Midwestern State University and Monmouth University. Khamiseh has also had industry experience as a software engineer and security specialist and as a freelancer. Khamiseh has won multiple honors and awards for his work, as well as having eight publications and having presented at three different conferences and meetings.
New Staff Member
Megan Sanders is an administrative assistant at the College of Engineering and Computing who received a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Miami in May 2021. Sanders has previously worked as a Business Manager and Event Coordinator at Hanover Reserve Weddings and Events in Hamilton, OH. Currently, Sanders continues working part time as a Video Relay Sign Language Interpreter for Sorenson Communications, where she has worked for the past 16 years.