iSchool Professor Publishes and Presents Research on Cyber Forensics

With a bright start to 2019, Dr. Shuyuan Mary Ho has already published several research and innovation articles that highlight solutions in computer-mediated deception and cyber forensics. Dr. Ho’s innovative research paper titled ‘Leader Member Exchange: An Interactive Framework to Uncover a Deceptive Insider as Revealed by Human Sensors’ conceptualizes human sensor’s attribution in detecting cyber insider threat from group communication. This paper will be presented at the 52nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS-52) in Maui on January 9, 2019, and the paper is included in the conference proceedings. Another recently accepted paper, ‘Context in a Bottle’, will appear in a high impact journal of Computers and Human Behavior (February issue) and conceptualizes language-action cues as a dynamic and interactive representation of context, and explores indicators of interpersonal deception in pairwise spontaneous computer-mediated communication.

As part of her work in the cyber domain, Dr. Ho will present two papers on cyber defense education with Dr. Diogo Oliveira: One at the upcoming iConference in Washington DC in April of this year, and one at the well-known 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII) in Orlando this July.

As a result of Dr. Ho’s recent research grant from Florida Center for Cybersecurity to develop a cyber-defense curricula that includes capture-the-flag (CTF) games, she has been working with FSU undergraduate and graduate students within the Information Technology and Computer Science programs. “The outlook of students’ research has been promising,” Dr. Ho remarks, “The findings will be presented at the Annual Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law (AFDSL’19) at Daytona Beach in May 2019, and the Digital Forensic Research Workshop (DFRWS’19) in Oregon in July 2019.” Dr. Ho’s frontier research—with student integration—jointly explores cybersecurity innovation while preparing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals to tackle the expected societal and national challenges ahead.