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University of Florida

Dr. Butler

Professor, Director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research, Computer Information Science Engineering (CISE)

Kevin Butler is the Director of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity  Director of The Center for Privacy and Security for Marginalized and Vulnerable Populations, and University Term Professor in Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His research focuses on the security and trustworthiness of computing devices, systems, and networks. His research has involved secure provenance collection, assuring the security of computing devices and peripherals, techniques to assure the security of Internet routing, and the security of mobile devices and networks. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2013 and was named International Educator of the Year within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering in 2017 for his work on developing global standards for securing digital financial services in the developing world. From 2016-2021, he was co-chair of the International Telecommunication Union’s Security, Infrastructure, and Trust Working Group as part of the Financial Inclusion Global Initiative. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Eakta Jain

              Associate Professor, CISE

Eakta Jain, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering, was recently named an Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) Executive Committee Director.

“This role gives me an opportunity to give back to the professional community I ‘grew up in,’ ” Dr. Jain said. “It reflects that my professional community trusts me to look out for this SIG and help steer it such that it continues to be a vibrant SIG in the years to come. The role also provides me with continuing personal and professional growth.”

“The role is also important to me because it reflects how supportive our department has been of my professional growth. It is a result of departmental support that I have been able to carve out the time needed to put into SIGGRAPH executive committee work, a characteristic that was recognized by various SIGGRAPH committee members as very positive and very rare. It is also a result of the mentorship provided by department senior faculty that I have been able to navigate the numerous roles and responsibilities within ACM SIGGRAPH that prepared me to take on this role.”

Dr. Jain said “every director has the general responsibility of setting the strategic direction of where the community is going, overseeing year-to-year continuity, and shepherding new initiatives”. In addition, each director takes on two individual responsibilities. Dr. Jain’s responsibilities are to chair the Nurturing Community strategy group – a think tank whose charter is to broadly consider how SIGGRAPH can support its members as well as the graphics community beyond the membership in-group – and liaise with the Career Development Committee Grouping – SIGGRAPH standing committees are grouped by theme and are assigned one or two executive committee members as liaisons.

“SIGGRAPH is one of the biggest special interest groups (SIGs) within ACM and is exceptional in the extent to which it connects research and practices with annual conference events and year-round activity,” said Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., the Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor and department chair. “Dr. Jain’s leadership in this SIG raises the department’s profile both in the academic and industry realm.”

Governance is a cornerstone of ACM SIGGRAPH’s mission to nurture, champion and connect researchers and practitioners of computer graphics and interactive techniques. The organization is managed by the executive committee, which consists of nine directors, who vote on major strategic decisions, and two appointed members. The elected directors are elected by the ACM SIGGRAPH membership and serve three-year terms. The officers, chair, chair-elect, treasurer, and treasurer-elect, are selected each year from the directors.

Members of the Executive Committee are primarily responsible for oversight and strategic planning for ACM SIGGRAPH. They also serve as liaisons to the organization’s standing committees, and lead strategy teams and conference advisory groups.

Dr. Patrick Traynor

Professor, John H. and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering, Associate Chair for Research, CISE

Dr. Traynor is a Professor and Associate Chair for Research in the department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the University of Florida.

Dr. Traynor is committed to the real-world impact on research and has co-founded three start-up companies, (Skim Reaper, Crypto Drop and Pindrop Security) Dr. Traynor’s and his teams research have uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, make the first measurement of mobile malware infections and offers robust mechanisms for combatting Caller-ID scams.

In 2010 Dr. Traynor received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation and was named a Sloan Fellow in 2014, A Fellow for the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in 2016 and a Kavli Fellow in 2017.

Indiana University Bloomington

Dr. Kurt Hugenberg

Professor, (UI), Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Kurt Hugenberg has been a Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington.  He joined the faculty at IU in 2018, after serving as faculty at Miami University since 2003. He has served as an Associate Editor at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. His research focuses on stereotyping, prejudice, intergroup relations, face perception, and secure computing.

Dr. Apu Kapadia

              Associate Professor, CISE

Apu Kapadia is a Professor of Computer Science at the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington. He is a cybersecurity researcher particularly interested in how humans interact with emerging technologies. His recent work is centered on security and privacy in the context wearable cameras and mixed reality technologies, especially when people with visual impairments use these technologies as assistive devices and children use them to interact with others in virtual spaces . With smart voice assistants gaining popularity, he is also exploring security and privacy issues in the context of speech-based interactions with these devices, especially with vulnerable populations such as children. 

Apu Kapadia has received several NSF grants, including an NSF CAREER award in 2013, and two Google Research Awards in 2014 and 2020. He was a recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award in 2013, the Dr. James E. Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award in 2021, and the Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. For the years 2015 and 2016, he was Program Co-Chair of the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the associated journal Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PoPETs). In 2020 and 2021 he was Sub-Committee Co-Chair for Privacy & Security at the ACM CHI Conference. He is currently the General Chair of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (2022-2024).

Georgetown University


Claire Luce Boothe Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University

Dr. Elissa M. Redmiles is an Assistant Professor at Georgetown University in the Computer Science Department and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. She was previously a faculty member at the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems and has additionally served as a consultant and researcher at multiple institutions, including Microsoft Research, Facebook, the World Bank, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Partnership on AI. Dr. Redmiles received her B.S. (Cum Laude), M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science — with a concentration in Survey Methodology — from the University of Maryland.

Dr. Redmiles uses computational, economic, and social science methods to understand users’ security, privacy, and online safety-related decision-making processes. Her work specifically investigates inequalities that arise in these processes in order to ultimately design systems that facilitate safety equitably across users. Dr. Redmiles current PRISM projects focus on ownership over intimate digital content, safety behaviors in digitally-mediated offline interactions, and developing programming to accelerate community-driven security and privacy research.

Dr. Redmiles’ research has been recognized with several industry and U.S. federal awards and has received Distinguished Paper Awards from premier computer science conferences such as USENIX Security and ACM’s Conferences on: Computers Communications and Security (CCS), Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), and Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EEAMO). Dr. Redmiles’ research has also been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Scientific American, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and other international and cybersecurity-specific venues.