Dr Suzanne Mello-Stark holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA from Babson College, and a Graduate Level Certificate in Digital Forensics from University of Rhode Island’s Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center.
Dr. Suzanne Mello-Stark studies digital forensics, cryptography, security and networking implementations in current election technologies. She is an affiliated faculty member at University of Connecticut’s Center for Voting Technology Research (VoTeR Center) as well as a faculty member in the Computer Science and Statistics department at the University of Rhode Island.
Suzanne is an ardent supporter of the Anita Borg Institute. She currently serves as the co-chair for the security track committee for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference (GHC). The Inspiring Women Scientists Conference at the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, and the Feminist Press recently invited her to speak about her career path to young women interested in STEM.
Dr. Mello-Stark’s broad range of experience in academics, business development, hardware/software, and network and security management has landed her positions in both the public and private sector.
Suzanne is passionate about improving computer science education, k-12 and college level, through research interests and modern teaching pedagogy. She is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
To Catch a Criminal - Using Digital Forensics to Captivate Students
STEMtech 2013 [October 27, 2013 ]
Computer Science Principles in Emergent Election Systems
Grace Hopper Celebration [October 2, 2013 ]
Inspiring Women Scientists Forum
The Feminist Press [September 27, 2013]
Computer Assisted Post Election Audits
(with Antonyan, T., Bromley, T., Michel, L., Russell, A, Shvartsman, A) State Certification Testing of Voting Systems National Conference [June 20, 2013]
A Detailed Forensic Analysis and Recommendations for Rhode Island's Present and Future Voting Systems
Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Computer Science and Statistics, University of Rhode Island [May, 2013¶]
IT in Education, IS2002 Curriculum
(with B, McKenzie, M, Brickley, Yuan) AMCIS 2004 [August, 2004]
Some states - including swing states - have flawed voting systems
Vox [November 3, 2016]