Chair’s Messages

Rich DeMillo

Richard DeMillo
Charlotte B. and Roger C. Warren Chair of Computing
Chair, School of Cybersecurity and Privacy  


Chair’s Message | Curriculum is Paramount

Dec. 4, 2020  Dear Cybersecurity and Privacy community,  You may have missed it in my message before Thanksgiving week, so it bears repeating: the whole point of a school at Georgia Tech is education. We are used to thinking about education in familiar terms: lectures, exams, grades, credits, degrees, semesters. And curriculum. I hope you noticed the emphasis on the word curriculum. It’s the…

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Chair’s Message | Forward Momentum, and an Election

Nov. 6, 2020  Dear Cybersecurity and Privacy community,  Everything seemed to take a backseat to national politics this week, but the elections were also an opportunity for SCP and our colleagues across the campus to make important contributions to cybersecurity and privacy for voting. McCamish Pavilion served as a polling location for the election and it was completely staffed by students, one of the first locations with that distinction. A unified effort at the institute…

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Chair’s Message | Putting the Pieces for Success into Place

Oct. 30, 2020   Dear GT Cybersecurity and Privacy community,   We finished our first full month as a school with a hurricane. Thanks in part to Zeta. I had planned to open this letter by saying “with a flurry of meetings and events,” but I can’t find anyone who thinks this week has been only a flurry. We are on a very fast track to have most of the critical…

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Chair’s Message | What Does It Mean to Be a School?

Oct. 16, 2020 Dear GT Cybersecurity and Privacy community,   An academic school represents Georgia Tech’s permanent commitment to students and alumni to build a community of learners and advancing innovation. My hope is that the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy will squarely focus on this vision. A top goal must be to offer degrees and other credentials that map to new careers and roles in the cybersecurity industry. The culture we embrace…

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Chair’s Message | Welcome to a New Type of Academic Unit

Oct. 9, 2020  Dear GT Cybersecurity and Privacy community,  The School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP) was announced this September. SCP is Georgia Tech’s newest (and in many ways its most ambitious) academic department. I have the privilege and responsibility of serving as interim chair.    We will meet new students and develop new programs even as we build on existing strengths. Georgia Tech’s commitment to cybersecurity predates the term, extending back more than 20 years to the Sam Nunn Forum which…

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