Alumni of the Ph.D. in IS - Telecommunications Focus

Meet Thaier Hayajneh (PhD in IS - Telecom Concentration)

Thaier Hayajneh

Thaier Hayajneh, PhD is the founder and director of Fordham Center for Cybersecurity, University Professor, and director of the cybersecurity programs at Fordham University, New York. Prior to joining Fordham, he was a full-time faculty of computer science at New York Institute of Technology and founding director of NYIT Center of Excellence in Cyber Security (2014-2016). He also worked as Chair and Associate Professor at the Computer Engineering Department at the Hashemite University in Jordan (2009-2014). He received his PhD and MS degrees in Information Science with specialization in cybersecurity and Networking from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He also received his MS and BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 1999 and 1997, respectively.

He served on several NSF Cybersecurity review panels and serves as a CAE reviewer and mentor for NSA. His research focuses on cybersecurity and networking, including wireless security, applied cryptography, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and IoT security, privacy, and forensics. His research was funded by NSA, DoD, NSF and he published over 80 papers in reputable journals and conferences.

Dr. Hayajneh is currently serving/served as Editor in Chief, editor, and guest editor for a number of prestigious Journals. He also served as Program Chair and on the technical program committee of several leading conferences including IEEE NSS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He has reviewed for numerous numbers of prestigious journals (over 100 reviews) and received several peer-review awards from Publons.

Meet Xin Wang (PhD in IS - Telecom Concentration)

Xin Wang received her PhD degree in Information Science with a focus on Telecommunication in 2015. Currently, Xin is an Applied Scientist in Microsoft's Bing Core Relevance team, building search ranking models. She was previously a machine learning engineer with Alexa AI, developing algorithms for machine learning/deep learning libraries. Prior to that, she worked on artificial intelligence in operations (AIOps) and automated machine learning (AutoML) at Microsoft. She also worked as a data scientist with B-yond Inc, a Telecommunication company.