Janelle C. Mason is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, NC, USA. She received the B.S. degree in computer science and the M.S. degree in computer science with two concentrations in information assurance and software engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, NC, USA.

Ms. Mason’s research interests consists of cybersecurity, cyber-identity, biometrics, data science, machine learning, evidence, uncertainty, the Semantic Web and knowledge representation, argumentation, the Internet of Things (IoT), privacy, and multi-agent systems.

She has 20+ publications in peer-reviewed conferences, journals, and magazines. Ms. Mason has had the opportunity to present her research throughout the United States and Europe.

While pursuing the M.S. degree, Ms. Mason was a National Science Foundation Cyber Defender Scholarship for Service Fellow. As a PhD student, she is a Chancellor’s Distinguished Title III Historically Black Graduate Institutions Fellow. She has received the Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate Student Teacher Award and the College of Engineering Senior Graduate Researcher Award. Ms. Mason has served as a North Carolina A&T State University Delegate for the North Carolina Graduate Education Day. She has been a RSA Conference Security Scholar, blackcomputeHER Fellow, and a Grace Hopper Celebration Student Scholar. She has attended and participated as a Young Researcher in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum, in Heidelberg, Germany twice, where she has had the opportunity to meet fellow Young Researcher throughout the world in mathematics and computer science as well as interact with the recipients of the most renowned prizes in these fields – the Abel Prize, ACM A.M. Turing Award, ACM Prize in Computing, Fields Medal and Nevalinna Prize.

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