I have a deep passion for serving our international SIGSAC community. I hope to have the distinct honor of contributing to this outstanding group.
Inclusive excellence – encouraging peoples that are under-represented in terms of gender, race, sexual orientation, age, experience, geographic location, and research interests – has been my focus in the past 4 years of serving as SIGSAC secretary/treasurer.
Besides founding diversity initiatives (iMentor and CyberW) and requiring Code of Conduct in SIGSAC conferences, I also helped recognize work that addresses practical cybersecurity, privacy, and cryptography challenges (e.g., ACM DTRAP special issues for research with artifacts).
Embracing a broader definition of novelty would enable SIGSAC to better contribute to society.
If elected, I also plan to establish a mechanism for SIGSAC publications to appear in the Research Highlights of Communications of the ACM. It will propel SIGSAC researchers to be visible in ACM -- and more importantly -- better disseminate our knowledge.
Fostering caring community atmospheres will continue to be my goal. I will organize seminars for tech professionals on research journeys and mental health, such as anxiety disorders and impostor syndrome.