Ben Juliano, Ph.D.
Ben Juliano is Interim Chief Institutional Research Officer and WASC Accreditation Liaison Officer at California State University, Chico. He served the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management as Associate Dean in 2016, Interim Associate Dean in 2015-2016, Interim Dean in 2013-2015, Associate Dean in 2010-2013, and also served as Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2011-2013. He was the college’s Assessment Coordinator 2007-2013 and was the Department of Computer Science’s Assessment Facilitator from 2007-2010. As the college’s Assessment Coordinator, he managed and facilitated all assessment, accreditation, and academic program review efforts for all 11 undergraduate programs (9 accredited) and 2 graduate programs offered in his college.
Ben was the Director of the Institute for Research in Intelligent Systems (IRIS) and Co-Director of the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) in his college. His research interests are in autonomous robots, intelligent systems, data mining, and computational intelligence algorithms. He received his bachelor’s in computer science from the University of the Philippines in Los Banos and his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science and a certificate in cognitive science from Florida State University. He is an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.
Owens Walker, Ph.D.
Owens Walker is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy. He has served as both the Assessment Chair and the Associate Chair for his department which includes 48 faculty and over 130 students. He successfully led the initial ABET accreditation of the computer engineering program and the reaccreditation of the electrical engineering program in 2012. He also served on the Executive Steering Committee for the Naval Academy’s successful university-wide 2016 Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaccreditation. Owens is a retired Naval Aviator and Navy Captain with more than 30 years of naval service spanning the North Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, the Persian Gulf, and the Western Pacific.
Walker received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1987 and both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 1995 and 2009, respectively. He has been instrumental in the development of networking and cyber security course offerings at the United States Naval Academy and his current research work includes wireless networking, wireless security, computer security, and light-based communications. Owens is a senior member of the IEEE, a member of Eta Kappa Nu, and an ABET Senior IDEAL Scholar.