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Susanne Wetzel

Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Dr. Susanne Wetzel recently joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) as Program Director for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program. She is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she leads a broad research program in cybersecurity and algorithmic number theory.

Dr. Wetzel has contributed to research advances in secure multi-party computation (with applications in bartering, reconciliation, electronic voting, and auctions), wireless security, privacy, biometrics, security economics, and lattice-based cryptography. She developed and directed the department’s undergraduate degree program in cybersecurity which graduated its first class in Spring 2011.

Until joining NSF, Dr. Wetzel also headed the Stevens’ Cybercorps®: Scholarship for Service program. Her work in cybersecurity education and research has been supported by grants from NSF, DHS, and DoD. Dr. Wetzel received her Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Saarland University (Germany).