Fall 2022 Cybersecurity Undergraduate Research Program

Fall 2022 UG Research Cohort

The Coastal Virginia Center for Cyber Innovation Cybersecurity (COVA CCI), southeastern Virginia’s node of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative, is supporting a diverse group of 20 students from Christopher Newport University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and William & Mary, as part of the Fall 2022 COVA CCI Cybersecurity Undergraduate Research Program.


The COVA CCI Cybersecurity Undergraduate Research program is designed as an independent study program where the students, working with a mentor, will complete a research paper on a topic of their choice related to cybersecurity. The students will then present their research at a Research Showcase virtual meeting on December 15, 2022. The students will also receive a check for $2,500 after completing this program.

The selected students are

Student                                  School                                   Major

Andrew Wisniewski            Christopher Newport         Cybersecurity

Benjamin Newlin                 Christopher Newport         Cybersecurity

Diamond Hicks                    Christopher Newport         Cybersecurity

Jackson Walker                   Christopher Newport         Computer Science/Cybersecurity

Remy Harwood                    Christopher Newport         Cybersecurity

Dejuan Green                       Norfolk State                       Information Technology

Jalaya Allen                           Norfolk State                       Information Technology

Nygia Tribbey                       Norfolk State                       Cybersecurity

Tricia Camaya                      Norfolk State                       Cybersecurity

Victoria Shand                      Norfolk State                       Computer Science/Cybersecurity

Bhawnish Sharma               Old Dominion                      Cybersecurity

Efstratios Zouros                  Old Dominion                      Accounting/Finance

James Cummins                 Old Dominion                      Computer Engineering

Mallory Runyan                    Old Dominion                      Computer Science

Myles Perry                           Old Dominion                      Electrical Engineering

Ani Sreekumar                     William & Mary                    Data Science

Grishma Baruah                  William & Mary                    Computer Science/Finance

Hosanna Root                       William & Mary                    Computer Science

Kathy Wang                         William & Mary                    Finance and Data Science

Sofia Huang                          William & Mary                    Data Science