Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University
Laurie Williams is a Distinguished University Professor of the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Laurie is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet, the co-director of the Secure Computing Institute, and the co-director of the North Carolina Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE). Laurie is also an ACM Fellow and an IEEE Fellow.
With her students, Laurie has been involved in working collaboratively with high tech industries like ABB, Cisco, IBM Corporation, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Red Hat, Sabre Airline Solutions, SAS, Tekelec, and other healthcare IT companies. Laurie is an NSF CAREER award winner, received the Outstanding Teaching award for her innovative teaching, and is an inductee in the NC State’s Academy of Outstanding Teachers. Laurie received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah, her MBA from Duke University Fuqua School of Business, and her BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.