Dr. Victor Piotrowski
Lead Program Director
National Science Foundation
Dr. Victor Piotrowski is a Lead Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, where he is responsible for several programs related to Cybersecurity Education. In particular, he oversees the Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS – CyberCorps™) program with an annual budget of $45 million. This program seeks to increase the number of qualified students entering the field of cybersecurity and to increase the capacity of the United States higher education enterprise to continue to produce professionals in this field to meet the needs of our increasingly technological society.
He also leads efforts related to Computing Education in the Division of Undergraduate Education including the Transforming Undergraduate Education in STEM (TUES) program which seeks to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for all undergraduate students.
Dr. Piotrowski co-manages the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program targeting the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy, including cybersecurity professionals. The ATE program supports four cybersecurity centers. He is also a Program Officer in a new NSF-wide program Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) supporting projects that address cybersecurity from one or more of three perspectives: Trustworthy Computing Systems; Social, Behavioral and Economics; and Transition to Practice; as well as proposals that focus on Cybersecurity Education.
Before coming to NSF, Dr. Piotrowski served as a Professor and Chair of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He previously held faculty positions at the North Dakota State University and at the Institute of Informatics in Poland.
Dr. Piotrowski has a 17-year experience in research, teaching and consulting in Information Assurance and holds several certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and SANS Institute GIAC Incident Handler (GCIH). He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute (FEI) residency program "Leadership for a Democratic Society".
Dr. Piotrowski is the recipient of the Marcinkiewicz Prize by the Polish Mathematical Society, University of Wisconsin –Superior Teacher of the Year Excellence Award and a finalist of the UW Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.
Tuesday, September 17, 8:50 - 9:50am - Formal Cybersecurity Education Overview
Thursday, September 19, 4:05 - 4:50pm - Workshop Wrap Up & Track Sessions Summary (panel)