Dr. Mark A. Thompson Sr.
University of North Texas
Computer Science and Engineering
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Education

PhD, Louisiana Tech University, 2013.
Major: Computational Analysis and Modeling
Dissertation Title: Predicting Threat Potential Using Cyber Sensors
MS, University of Texas at Dallas, 2005.
Major: Mathematical Sciences
MBA, University of Texas at Dallas, 1995.
Major: Business Administration
BSE, Tulane University, 1990.
Major: Computer Engineering

Development Activities Attended

Seminar,"The New IC: How Diversity and Inclusion Drive Innovation," Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), United States of America. (July 9, 2020).

Continuing Education Program,"Technology and Faculty Productivity," UNT Faculty Success Team Mentoring Grant, Denton, TX, United States of America. (February 26, 2018).

Workshop,"Google CS Capacity Workshop," Google, New York City, NY, United States of America. (October 2017).

Conference Attendance,"High Impact Technology Exchange Conference (HI-TEC)," NSF, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (July 2017).

Conference Attendance,"Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE 2016)," ACM, Memphis, TN, United States of America. (March 2016).

Teaching

Teaching Experience

University of North Texas
CSCE 1030, Computer Science I, 119 courses.
CSCE 1035, Computer Programming I, 8 courses.
CSCE 1040, Computer Science II, 3 courses.
CSCE 1045, Computer Programming II, 5 courses.
CSCE 2110, Computing Foundations II, 3 courses.
CSCE 2610, Assembly Language and Computer Organization, 1 course.
CSCE 3110, Data Structures and Algorithms, 7 courses.
CSCE 3550, Foundations of Cybersecurity, 7 courses.
CSCE 3600, Principles of Systems Programming, 57 courses.
CSCE 4550, Introduction to Computer Security, 11 courses.
CSCE 4555, Computer Forensics, 2 courses.
CSCE 4600, Introduction to Operating Systems, 5 courses.
CSCE 4890, Directed Study, 2 courses.
CSCE 4930, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, 3 courses.
CSCE 4940, Special Computer Application Problem, 1 course.
CSCE 4999, Senior Thesis, 1 course.
CSCE 5555, Computer Forensics, 3 courses.
CSCE 5560, Secure Electronic Commerce, 9 courses.
CSCE 5580, Computer Networks, 4 courses.
CSCE 5933, Topics in Computer Science and Engineering, 3 courses.

Directed Student Learning

Dissertation Defense Committee Member,"Privacy Preserving Machine Learning as a Service," Computer Science and Engineering. (March 2020).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Encrypted Collaborative Editing Software," Computer Science and Engineering. (March 2020).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Managing Access During Employee Separation Using Blockchain Technology," Computer Science and Engineering. (December 2019).

Dissertation Defense Committee Member,"Sheparding Network Security Protocols as They Transition to New Atmospheres: A New Paradigm in Network Protocol Analysis," Computer Science and Engineering. (October 2019).

Dissertation Committee Member,"A Performance and Security Analysis of Elliptic Curve Cryptography Based Real-Time Media Encryption," Computer Science and Engineering. (August 2019).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"BSM Message and Video Streaming Quality Comparative Analysis Using Wave Short Message Protocol (WSMP)," Computer Science and Engineering. (April 2019).

Dissertation Committee Member,"Detection of Generalizable Clone Security Coding Bugs Using Graphs and Learning Algorithms," Computer Science and Engineering. (October 2018).

Dissertation Committee Member,"A Control-Theoretic Approach for Resilient Network Services," Computer Science and Engineering. (July 2018).

Dissertation Committee Member,"Hybrid Approaches in Test Suite Prioritization," Computer Science and Engineering. (December 2017).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Optimization of an SDR Based Aerial Base Station," Electrical Engineering. (May 2017).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Network Security Tool for a Novice," Computer Science and Engineering. (January 21, 2016May 5, 2016).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Integrity Verification of Applications on Radium Architecture," Computer Science and Engineering. (May 2015).

Master's Thesis Committee Member,"Radium: Secure Policy Engine in Hypervisor," Computer Science and Engineering. (May 2015).

Awards and Honors

Nominated for: Honors Day Convocation 2019, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. (April 2019 – Present).

Nominated for: Honors Day Convocation 2017, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. (April 2017 – Present).

Nominated for: Honors Day Convocation 2016, Department of Computer Science and Engineering. (April 2016 – Present).

Research

Published Intellectual Contributions

Conference Proceeding
Ganduri,, Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A., Evans, S., Widick, L. (2020). A Human-Network-Security-Interface for an Average Joe. 1-6. Virginia: 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics.
Vempati, J., Dantu, R., Badruddoja, S., Thompson, M. A. (2020). Adaptive and Predictive SDN Control During DDoS Attacks. 1-6. Arlington, Virgina: 18th Annual IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics.
Sen, N., Dantu, R., Thompson, R. A. (2020). Performance Analysis of Secure Real-time Transport Protocol Using Elliptic Curves. 1-7. Arlington, Virginia:.
Sen, N., Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A. (2020). Performance Analysis of Elliptic Curves for VoIP Audio Encryption using a Softphone. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST). 335, 503-508. Springer.
Ranasinghe, I., Jayaraman, A., Xiao, T., Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A., Albert, M. (2020). Home Care Robotic Assistant Prototype for Remote Human Supervision: Development and Pilot Analysis of Exercise Repetition Counting over Multiple Viewing Angles. 1. ARCM: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Muttavarapu, A. S., Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A. (2019). A Distributed Ledger for Spammers' Resume. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS).
Vempati, J. A., Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A. (2018). Uninterrupted Video Surveillance in the Face of an Attack. 843-848. New York: 2018 17th IEEE International Conference On Trust, Security And Privacy In Computing And Communications/ 12th IEEE International Conference On Big Data Science And Engineering (TrustCom/BigDataSE).
Sen, N., Dantu, R., Vempati, J. A., Thompson, M. A. (2018). Performance Analysis of Elliptic Curves for Real-Time Video Encryption. 2018 National Cyber Summit (NCS). 64-71.
Vempati, J., Thompson, M. A., Dantu, R. (2017). Feedback control for resiliency in face of an attack. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Cyber and Information Security Research. 17.
Thiyagaraja, S., Dantu, R., Shrestha, P. L., Thompson, M. A., Smith, C. (2017). Optimized and Secured Transmission and Retrieval of Vital Signs from Remote Devices. Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), 2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on. 25--30.
Journal Article
Thiyagaraja, S., Dantu, R., Shrestha, P. L., Chitnis, A., Thompson, M. A., Anumandla, P., Sarma, T., Dantu, S. (2018). A novel heart-mobile interface for detection and classification of heart sounds. Other. 45, 313 - 324. Elsavier. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1746809418301101
Thompson, M. A., Takabi, H. (2016). Effectiveness of Using Card Games to Teach Threat Modeling for Secure Web Application Developments. Issues in Information Systems. 17(3), 244--253. International Association for Computer Information Systems.
Technical Report
Jonnada, S., Dantu, R., Ranasinghe, I., Widick, L., Thompson, M. A., Hauge, J. A. (2020). Cyber-Human System for Remote Collaborators. (arXiv:2009.03143), 38. New York: Cornell University arXivLabs.

Presentations Given

Invited Talk

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Brown Bag Brunch and Presentation, Tips on Safely Navigating the Internet - Part II, The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Lewisville, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Great Conversations 2019, Hack Attack: Is Computer Security Out of Control?, UNT Honors College, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2019).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Senior Members Group Meeting, Safely Navigating the Internet, The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Lewisville, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Higher Learning Men's Group Meeting, Introduction to Cryptography, The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, Lewisville, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Great Conversations 2018, The Ups and Downs of Cryptocurrencies, UNT Honors College, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2018).

Thompson, M. A. (Leader), Great Conversations 2017, Cybersecurity and How to Protect your Connected Crock-Pot, UNT Honors College, Denton, TX, United States of America. (2017).

Symposium

Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Community Symposium, Continuing Education Credits in Cybersecurity for First Responders, National Security Agency, Virtual, United States of America. (20202020).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Community Symposium, Lessons Learned in Starting a B.S. in Cybersecurity During COVID-19 Pandemic, National Security Agency, Virtual, United States of America. (20202020).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Community Symposium, Pathway for Community College Students to an ABETAccredited Degree in Cybersecurity, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (20192019).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Community Symposium, An Innovative Approach Using Mixed Reality to Improving Career Readiness, National Security Agency, Phoenix, AZ, United States of America. (20192019).

Ganduri, R. (Author), Evans, S. (Author), Widick, L. (Author), Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium, Adapting Security Through Community Engagement, Miami, FL, United States of America. (2018).

Thompson, M. A. (Author & Presenter), Dantu, R. (Author & Presenter), CAE in Cybersecurity Symposium, Bridging the Gap: Developing Innovative Minds Early On for Cybersecurity, United States of America. (2018).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Dantu, R. (Principal), Thompson, M. A. (Co-Principal), "2020 Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program: Flowthrough Grant from National Security Agency/Fordham University for Enhancing Diversity in Cybersecurity Education," Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA), Federal, $221387 Funded. (September 18, 2020September 30, 2022).
Dantu, R. (Principal), Thompson, M. A. (Co-Principal), ": 2020 Center for Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity Program: Flowthrough Grant from National Security Agency/Fordham for Mentoring PhD Students and Professors of Practice," Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA), Federal, $235558 Funded. (September 30, 2020September 29, 2020).
Grant - Research
Dantu, R., Thompson, M. A. (Co-Principal), "2020 Department of Defense Cyber Scholarship Grant: Development of Competency Tools for Work-Skill-Readiness in Cybersecurity," Sponsored by National Security Agency (NSA), Federal, $200000 Funded. (September 16, 2020December 30, 2021).
Thompson, M. A., Dantu, R., "SFS-NEW: Advancing Learning and Leadership Through an Integrated Multidisciplinary Doctoral Program in Information Assurance," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $16000 Funded. (July 2016June 2017).
Grant - Teaching
Dantu, R. (Co-Principal), Do, H. (Co-Principal), Keathly, D. (Co-Principal), Sweany, P. H. (Co-Principal), Thompson, M. A. (Co-Principal), "Multifaceted Outreach Program for Students, Teachers, and Professionals," Sponsored by StateFarm, University of North Texas, $24000 Funded. (September 2017August 2018).

Awards and Honors

National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for 2019 - 2024, NSA and DHS. (20192024).

Natonal Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) for 2017 - 2022, NSA and DHS. (20172022).

Service

University Service

Committee Member, Clinical Professor Search Committee. (August 2020 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Cybersecurity. (August 2020 – Present).

Student Org Advisor (Non-Professional Org), Application Development Organization (A.D.O.). (November 2018 – Present).

Committee Member, CSE Undergraduate Committee. (August 2018 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, CSCE 4560 (Secure Electronic Commerce) Course Coordinator. (January 2018 – Present).

Faculty Advisor, CSCE 3600 (Principles of Systems Programming) Course Coordinator. (2016 – Present).

Program Coordinator, Peer Mentor Coordinator. (2016 – Present).

Attendee, Award Ceremony, National Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education (CDE). (20172022).

Committee Member, Lecturer Faculty Search Committee. (20192020).

Program Coordinator, Program Coordinator, Computer Science. (August 2019October 2020).

Faculty Advisor, Mean Green Merit Day. (November 2018).

Faculty Advisor, First Flight Faculty Tour Leader. (August 2018).

Committee Member, Lecturer Faculty Search Committee. (2017).

Committee Member, Security Faculty Search Committee. (20162017).

Committee Member, Student Appeals Committee. (20162017).

Committee Member, CSE Undergraduate Committee. (August 2014July 2016).

Faculty Advisor, Mean Green Merit Day. (October 2015).

Faculty Advisor, First Flight Faculty Tour Leader. (August 2015).

Faculty Advisor, NASA Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge. (August 2014May 2015).

Co-Director, Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking and Security (HoNeST). (March 27, 2015).

Professional Service

Reviewer, Journal Article, Elsevier Computers & Security. (2017 – Present).

Awards and Honors

Mean Green Faculty/Staff Spotlight Award, UNT Athletic Department. (November 2018).

Nominated for: 'Fessor Graham Award, UNT Student Body. (20172017).