Unity in Diversity: The Next-Gen STEM Workforce Evolution


This talk will be given by Dr. Subrata Acharya, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University.   This talk will focus on the unique challenges of educating the next generation of the workforce in STEM.

  Date and Time




  • Loyola University Marylad
  • 4501 N Charles Street
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • United States 21210

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Dr. Subrata Acharya

Dr. Subrata Acharya


Dr. Acharya received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh, 2008 & M.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, 2004. She has published over 60 peer-reviewed book chapters, peer-reviewed papers at international conferences and in journals in computer and information security. Dr. Acharya has obtained significant extramural funding to support her scholarship and curriculum building efforts, including $460K as PI and $230K as co-PI. Of particular note is Dr. Acharya’s US patent 7966655 B2, awarded in 2011 with Drs. Wang, Ge and Greenberg for Method and apparatus for optimizing a firewall. Dr. Acharya has developed new courses in the area of healthcare informatics and security. She has mentored various students who have appeared as co-authors on her research articles, and has supervised numerous undergraduate research projects, masters’ graduate projects, and doctoral dissertation studies.