Ersin Dincelli is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Informatics at the University at Albany, the State University of New York and a research analyst at the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA). He received his M.B.A. with a specialization in Information Technology Management from the University at Albany, and his B.A. in Economics from Uludag University in Turkey. His research interests are in the area of behavioral security, social engineering, cyber behavior, and social media. He has worked on multiple research projects including investigating cultural and socio-psychological impacts on information security behavior, behavioral differences on online social networks, and self-organization in the context of complex traffic systems.
Ethan Sprissler is a third year Ph.D. student. He received an MA degree from Boston University in Philosophy of Religion, and an MSIS degree from the UAlbany. He currently works as both an adjunct professor in the Informatics department as well as a research assistant at the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA). His research interests include cyber security, complexity, natural language processing, and digital currencies.
Prof Ekblaw is an Adjunct Professor for Computer Science. He is in charge of the coding and use of the Traffic Flow Research Simulator. He also supports the creation and implementation of the interface and control routines used to implement our traffic flow algorithm on the actual equipment used to control traffic lights.
Austin Parker is a student in the Informatics program at the University at Albany in Albany, NY. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Informatics with a minor in Computer Science along with research under Dr. Sanjay Goel at the New York Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA). Austin brings over fifteen years in Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Internet Technology experience to the research team. His research interests include cyber security, human-computer interaction, and emerging technologies.
Gregory Jones has a Master's Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University at Albany. He is currently working on two projects for the FACETS Lab: An experiment funded by NYSERDA which is intended to investigate the ways in which social comparison and the presentation of high-granularity usage data may be leveraged to influence and reduce end-user electricity consumption. He is also serving as the energy sector expert to help inform the effort to produce and implement a marketing strategy for the MESONET, a weather data collection and pattern prediction network being development by the School of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at SUNY Albany.