Team

CyROC Leadership
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Core Faculty

Holly Yuan Holly Yuan, Ph.D. is a Professor and Program Director of Computer Networking & Information Technology, and Director for Cybersecurity Research & Outreach Center (CyROC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Her work on cybersecurity & IT laboratory curricula for undergraduate and graduate has been published in the country as book, book chapters, and conference paper.  Dr. Yuan actively engages her students in the research. She has co-authored many book chapters and conference paper with her students. She has won several DoD and NASA cybersecurity grants. She has years of experience leading training and workshops and promote cybersecurity & IT curriculum in minority institutions. She is a member of the ACM and IEEE. Dr. Yuan also holds many valuable IT& cybersecurity certifications including CISM, CEH, AWS-SSA, Linux, VMware, CCIE-R&S, CCNA-Security, CCNP-Security, etc. 
WeiShi Wei Shi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Program Director of Computer & Electrical Engineering, and one of the core faculty for the Cybersecurity Research & Outreach Center (CyROC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dr. Shi has won multiple awards including Robotics REU program from NSF, Fulton and Edna Holtby Endowed Chair award, and Emerging outstanding researcher award from UW-Stout.  Dr. Shi has published extensively in the area of robotics and artificial intelligence. She serves as a reviewer for multiple IEEE journals.  She is a member of the IEEE, ASEE, and IEEE Women in Engineering.
BrandonCross

Brandon Cross is one of the core faculty for the Cybersecurity Research & Outreach Center (CyROC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He develops hands-on IT curriculum and leads hands-on training for many Fortune 500 in the area of IT & security. He has over eight years of experience teaching face to face and online IT & Cybersecurity classes at the UW-Stout.  He served as the network administrator for U.S. Air Force for more than five years.  Brandon has published many papers on IT & cybersecurity curriculum and laboratory development. He has years of experience leading workshops in Wisconsin and Minnesota promoting cybersecurity & IT curriculum in minority institutions. Brandon holds many valuable IT & cybersecurity certifications including CCIE-R&S, CCNA-Security, CCNA, CCNP, A+, etc.

 

Support Staff

MattWysocki

Matt Wysocki currently serves as the research analysist for the Cybersecurity Research & Outreach Center (CyROC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  He currently assists in recruitment efforts aimed at increasing the number of technical college students who transfer to UW-Stout’s cybersecurity-related programs. Matt has 20 years of professional experience ranges from local government and public education to nonprofit management. In previous roles he has implemented various educational initiatives aimed at increasing to college access for underserved populations. He has extensive experience in public administration, community outreach, and project outcome evaluation and assessment. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a dual concentration in Policy Analysis and Public Management.