Sanjay Goel
Dr. Sanjay Goel is the founder and director of FACETS.  Professor in in the School of Business at the University at Albany, he is also the founder and director of the University’s Digital Forensics program, and Associate Dean of Cybersecurity.  Goel’s research interests include Behavioral Security, Privacy, Self-Organized and Complex Systems, and Cyber Warfare.


Faculty Researchers

Merrill Warkentin
Dr. Merrill Warkentin is Professor of Management and Information Systems and Drew Allen Endowed Fellow at Mississippi State University.  He has published over 230 manuscripts, including over 50 journal articles. His research interests are primarily in computer security management, eCommerce/eGovernment, and virtual teams.

Kevin Williams
Professor Williams is Vice Provost and Dean for Graduate Studies at UAlbany.  Chair of the Psychology Department, his major areas of research are (1) human motivation and performance, and the self- regulatory processes that guide goal setting and revisions; (2) the psychology of blame; and (3) employee assessment, where his work seeks to identify best practices for assessing and evaluating employee aptitude and performance.

Graduate Researchers

William Augustine
William works for the UAlbany Department of Computer Science as the UNIX Systems Administrator, and is a part-time student in the third year of the Information Science PhD program. His primary area of specialization is Information Assurance with a secondary specialization in Information in Organizational Environments. Research interests include computer and network security, intrusion detection and prevention, and risk analysis. William earned his BS in Economics, MS in Computer Science, MBA, and Certificate of Graduate Study in information Security all from the University at Albany.  

Ersin Dincelli
Dincelli. Ersin Dincelli is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Informatics and an adjunct professor in the Department of Information Technology Management at the University at Albany, the State University of New York. He works as a research analyst at the New York State Center for Information Forensics and Assurance (CIFA) focusing 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. 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.

Robert Ekblaw
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.


Undergraduate Researchers

Nicholas Rizzo
Nicholas Rizzo is a senior Digital Forensics student, who is serving as laboratory manager for the insider threat detection project. He plans to pursue a PhD after graduation.His research interests are in privacy and security, specifically in insider threat detection and privacy preserving techniques for cyberphysical systems.