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Aisha Ali-Gombe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, Towson University. Her expertise and research interest in Cybersecurity and digital forensics include code fingerprinting, malware analysis, privacy policy enforcement techniques, mobile security, and memory & database forensics. She has published and presented her work at conferences such as ACSAC, DFRWS, RAID, NDSS, CODASPY, WiSec, and AAFS. Her current projects in applied security focus on leveraging memory forensics for cybercrime investigations, large-scale malware classification using deep neural networks, and the development of IoT intrusion prevention systems using machine-learning-based fingerprinting. In cyber education, Dr. Ali-Gombe has more than ten years of experience in Computer Science instruction, out of which more than six were in Cybersecurity. She has developed hands-on courses for Operating System Security, Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis, and Advanced Binary Analysis. Currently, she is the curriculum expert for the B’More GenCyber Camp at Towson.

Before joining Towson, Dr. Ali-Gombe worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University. She received her M.S. degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science with major in Computer Science at the University of New Orleans in 2012 and 2017 respectively. Dr. Ali-Gombe is a recipient of TotalFinaElf Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, Nigeria.

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