February 14th, 2012
- Cyber security
- Computer networks
- Computer configurations
- Bio-inspiration and biomimicry
- Moving target defense
- Multimedia systems
- Programming languages
- Deploying “digital ants” on the power grid
- Genetically inspired computer configurations to fight cyber threats
- Determining network usage and intent based on interaction patterns
- Quality of Service (QoS) management and related security issues
- Dynamic resource allocation
- Peer-to-peer systems
- Failure prediction and management
- Network pricing and auctions
- Computer Security (including an annual “hack event” during which students attack and defend computer systems from each other)
- Internet Protocols
- B.S., M.S., Ph.D., N.C. State University
- Michael B. Crouse and Errin W. Fulp. A Moving Target Environment for Computer Configurations Using Genetic Algorithms. (2011). In Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Configuration Analytics and Automation (SafeConfig 2011).
- Jereme N. Haack, Glenn A. Fink, Wendy M. Maiden, David McKinnon, and Errin W. Fulp. (2011). Ant-Based Cyber Defense. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Technology New Generations.
- Turkett, Jr. W., Fulp, E., Lever, C., and Allan, E. (2011). Graph mining of motif profiles for computer network activity inference. Proceedings of the Ninth Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs.
- Robin W. Featherstun and Errin W. Fulp. (2010). Using Syslog Message Sequences for Predicting Disk Failures. In Proceedings of the USENIX Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA) Conference, 2010
- Allan, Jr., E., Turkett, Jr. W., and Fulp, E. (2009). Using network motifs to identify application protocols. Proceedings of the 2009 Global Communications Conference.
- “Method, systems, and computer program products for implementing function-parallel network firewall,” Errin W. Fulp and Ryan J. Farley. U.S. Patent No. 8,037,517 October 2011
- “Methods, Systems, and Computer Program Products for Network Firewall Policy Optimization,” Errin W. Fulp and Stephen J. Tarsa. U.S. Patent No. 8,042,167 October 2011
- “Computer Network with Microeconomic Flow Control,” Errin W. Fulp, Maximilian Ott, Daniel Reininger, Patent No. 6,055,571 April 25, 2000
- GreatWall Systems, Winston-Salem, N.C. – A Wake Forest University spin-off company based on the research of Fulp’s research group
Errin Fulp is an expert in cyber security and computer networks. As cyber attacks become an increasing concern to national security and personal privacy, Fulp has focused his research on issues related to the next generation of high-speed and QoS-enabled networks and prediction methods for critical computer failures. Continue reading »
February 3rd, 2012
- Exercise and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Factors that control respiration during exercise
- Effects of exercise on individuals with respiratory diseases
- Delivering exercise interventions to patients with acute respiratory failure
- The effects of dietary nitrates (beet juice) on exercise performance in patients with COPD
- How resistance exercise interventions affect hospital length of stay and physical function in acute respiratory failure patients
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
- Human Physiology
- B.A., Jacksonville State University
- M.A., Southeastern Louisiana University
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
- Post-doctoral research fellowship, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
- “A lifestyle activity intervention in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,” Respiratory Medicine, June 2010
- “The relationship between exercise tolerance and other outcomes in COPD,” COPD, September 2007
- “Use of peak oxygen consumption in predicting physical function and quality of life in COPD patients,” Chest, June 2006
An interest in mountain climbing during his undergrad years led Michael Berry to his current research focus – the interaction between exercise and the respiratory system. He was aware that the respiratory system was a limiting factor when climbers ascended to high altitudes. However, attending graduate school in Louisiana and Texas did not afford the opportunity to do much research on this topic. So he began to focus on the control of respiration during exercise, and that led to his research on exercise and lung disease. Continue reading »
January 19th, 2012
- Goal setting
- Plan making
- Goal setting
- Plan making
- Post-doc, Tufts University
- PhD, Florida State University
- MS, Florida State University
- BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Masicampo, E. J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2011). Consider it done!: Plan making can eliminate the cognitive effects of unfulfilled goals. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
- Masicampo, E. J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2011). Unfulfilled goals interfere with tasks that require executive functions. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 300-311.
- Masicampo, E.J. & Baumeister, R. F. (2008). Toward a physiology of dual-process reasoning and judgment: Lemonade, willpower, and expensive rule-based analysis. Psychological Science, 19, 255-260.
E. J. Masicampo’s research focuses on the psychology behind resisting temptation, making difficult decisions, and reaching goals. From keeping New Year’s resolutions to making moral judgments, Masicampo explores “effortful mental processes” and how they work. His research can be applied to everything from dieting to establishing a fitness routine to developing better study habits. Based on his research, he can explain how willpower works and what strengthens or weakens it. He studies how making plans can help achieve goals and can describe the essential elements of a successful plan. Continue reading »
November 28th, 2011
- Green technology
- Solar/photovoltaic cells
- “Green” lighting/light bulb alternatives
- Nanotechnology and medicine/tumor eradication
- Environmental/health effects of carbon nanotubes
- Biomedical nanotechnologies
- Thermoelectric Power Felt
- Organic solar cells
- Nanocomposite-based display and lighting technologies
- Professor of physics
- Adjunct professor of biomedical engineering
- Adjunct professor of cancer biology
- BS, N.C. State University
- PhD, Wesleyan University
- Postdoctoral associate, University of Pennsylvania
- Research associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung
- Published more than 200 articles in scholarly journals: Physical Review Letters, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Applied Physics Letters, Advanced Materials, NanoLetters
- Editor-in-chief of the journal Engineering
Using technology at a nanoscopic scale, Dave Carroll and his research team aim to provide solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems: the need for affordable “green” or alternative energy sources and reliable treatments for deadly cancers. Continue reading »
November 28th, 2011
- Humanitarian Crises
- Genocide Issues
- Forced Migration
- African Politics
- Military Intervention in Humanitarian Crises
- Civil Wars
- Transitional Justice, War Crimes Tribunals
- Human Rights
- Politics of Forced Migration
- Civil Wars: Causes and Consequences
- International Conflict Resolution
- Politics of International Military Intervention
- Humanity and Atrocity
- Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- MPP, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
- BSFS, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
- “Civil War, Genocide, and Political Order in Rwanda: Security Implications of Refugee Return.” Conflict, Security & Development, 11, 3, (July 2011), 261-284
- “Letter from Rwanda: Our Big Mistake.” The American Scholar, Winter 2010, 8-12.
- “Security and Displacement in Iraq: Responding to the Forced Migration Crisis.” International Security, 33, 2 (Fall 2008), 95-119.
- “Causes and Consequences of Conflict-Induced Displacement.” Civil Wars, 9, 2 (June 2007), 142-155.
- “Winning Hearts and Minds in the Horn of Africa: Humanitarian Aid in the War on Terror.” Harvard International Review, www.harvardir.org. March 2007.
- “Military Intervention and the Humanitarian ‘Force Multiplier.’” Global Governance, 13, 1 (Jan.-Mar. 2007), 99-118.
- Dangerous Sanctuaries: Refugee Camps, Civil War, and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Aid. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005).
- “Collateral Damage: Humanitarian Assistance as a Cause of Conflict.” International Security, 28, 1, (Summer 2003), 79-109.
An expert in humanitarian crises, military intervention, genocide and forced migration, Sarah Kenyon Lischer understands the causes of these complex and controversial events, as well as the long-term consequences once they have ended. Some of her recent work has focused on the modern crises facing Africa, such the ongoing Somali famine, war in Sudan, and post-genocide politics in Rwanda. Continue reading »
November 14th, 2011
- International Relations
- Comparative Politics
- Religious Groups
- Terrorism and Political Violence
- Politics, Global Media, and Culture
- Intelligence and International Politics
- Ph.D., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
- M.A., Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
- B.S., Foreign Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
- “Terrorism” and “Philanthropy”, David Coates, ed., The Oxford Companion to American Politics.
- “Battering Down Chinese Walls? Globalization and Democratization in the People’s Republic of China,” Al Ahram Democracy Review, October 2007.
- “Swadeshi’s in Competition: Enron and India’s Anti-Globalization Movement”, Contemporary Politics, December 2007.
Tom Brister is an expert in terrorism, globalization and intelligence trends. His current research focus involves comparative studies of the world’s intelligence agencies, and in particular studying how the world’s great powers utilize these organizations to affect international affairs. In addition, he has examined the rise of India and China and their effect on globalization and climate change. Continue reading »
November 14th, 2011
- God and Morality
- Moral Reasoning
- Moral Psychology
- Moral Character
- Objective and Subjective Morality
- Philosophy of Religion
- Basic Problems in Philosophy
- Freshman Seminar on Plato’s Republic
- Freshman Seminar on God
- Freedom, Moral Responsibility, and Action
- Ethical Theory
- Topics in Ethics: Moral Realism
- Philosophy and Christianity
- Religion and Morality
- “Character Traits, Social Psychology, and Impediments to Helping Behavior,” Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 5 (2010): 1-36.
- “Moral Relativism and Moral Psychology,” Invited Paper in The Blackwell Companion to Relativism. Ed. Steven Hales. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011, 346-367.
- “Atheism and the Benefits of Theistic Belief,” Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming). Finalist, 2010 Younger Scholars Prize.
- BA in Philosophy, Princeton University
- Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Christian Miller, an expert on the study of character and ethics, examines whether character traits such as courage, compassion, and honesty really exist and play a role in human behavior. He also explores how to develop and improve a virtuous character and overcome character flaws. Miller is the director of The Character Project, a three-year study of the existence and nature of character funded by a $4.2 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation. Continue reading »
November 14th, 2011
- Business strategy
- Brand strategy & positioning
- Marketing communications
- New product development
- Social media
- Social media as an entrepreneurial tool
- The Influence Of Social Media On Purchase Decisions In High Involvement Categories, 2010, Darden Business Publishing
- BA, Vassar College
- MA, Columbia University
- MBA, University of Virginia
In today’s economy, can we learn to develop a more flexible imagination as we move into what might be the 21st century renaissance? Polly Black, director of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, says the answer is an unqualified “yes.” The key is in seeing the larger connections between seemingly dissimilar ideas. Continue reading »
November 2nd, 2011
- Standardized tests
- Test-optional admissions policies
- Alternative tests to SAT/ACT
- National educational policies
- Social discrimination
- Privilege in society
- Societal trends
- Principles of Sociology
- Sociological Theory
- Sociology of Education
- Sociology of Culture
- SAT Wars: The Case for Test-Optional College Admissions (Columbia Teachers College Press: 2011)
- The Power of Privilege: Yale and America’s Elite Colleges (Stanford: 2007)
- The Decline of Privilege: the Modernization of Oxford University (Stanford: 1999), which won a national “outstanding book of 2000” award from the American Sociological Association.
- B.A., Rutgers University
- M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
Joseph Soares is a driving force behind the national movement to rethink college admissions and adopt test-optional admissions policies. His research has shown that high school rank is actually the best predictor of college success, while performance on the standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT are closely linked to race, family income and parental educational level. Continue reading »
November 1st, 2011
- Test-optional admissions policies
- Admissions process, including interviews
- MBA, 1992, Wake Forest University
- B.A., 1982, Wake Forest University
Allman led Wake Forest through the process of making college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT, optional for admission in 2008. Wake Forest was the first top 30 national university to adopt such a policy. Allman has become an expert on research regarding standardized testing and its impact on the admissions process. She can speak on the reasons behind Wake Forest’s decision and the ensuing results, as well as on admissions interviews (an emphasis at Wake Forest) and other admissions trends. Continue reading »