UNT Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Center for Information and Cyber Security (CICS) faculty member Dr. Mark Thompson will host a table at Great Conversations 2018 to talk about "The Ups and Downs of Cryptocurrencies" on March 1, 2018 in the Emerald Eagle Ballroom at the UNT Union. Great Conversations is a benefit that supports the scholarship funds at the Honors College at the University of North Texas.
Dr. Thompson has been teaching in the computer science field for over 11 years with a special interest in cyber security. He is affiliated with the Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) and is actively pursuing grants and research in cybersecurity. Prior to UNT, he worked at Bell-Northern Research, the research and development arm of Nortel Networks, for nearly 16 years on all phases of development as a senior programmer and systems architect on large, real-time telecommunications systems, focusing primarily on military and other security-based technologies.
Dr. Thompson received his Ph.D. from Louisiana Tech University in Computational Analysis and Modeling, an interdisciplinary program in mathematics, computer science, and statistics with a focus on Cyber Security. He has a Master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Tulane University.