• Professor of Practice, Computer Science & Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering
Paula deWitte

Educational Background

  • JD, 2008, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, 1989, Texas A&M University
  • M.S. in Education, 1975, Purdue University
  • B.S. in Mathematics, 1974, Purdue University

Research Interests

    • Policy, Law, and Ethics in Cybersecurity 

    •  Incident Response in Cyber Attacks on Industrial Control Systems

    • Artificial Intelligence Applications in Legal and Compliance

Industry Experience

  • • Applied research and technology development throughout career in small businesses and university labs
    • Project management throughout career
    • Business/CEO/COO founder for several start-ups
    • CEO of Austin technology company owned in Israel

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Alumna, Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Purdue University, 2015

Selected Publications

  • William Glenn and Paula deWitte, "Prepare to be Boarded: The New Practical Paradigm for Security Assets” Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Point Clear, AL, June 2015.
  • William Piatt and Paula deWitte, “Loose Lips Sink Attorney-Client Ships: Unintended Technological Disclosure of Confidential Communications,” St. Mary’s Law Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4, 781-818
  • Richard Mayer and Paula deWitte, "Delivering Results: Evolving BPR from Art to Engineering,"published in Business Process Engineering: Advancing the State of the Art, Kluwer Publishers, 1999.
  • “Developing an Operational Framework for Integrated System Security,” Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) Seminar, Purdue University, November 1, 2006.
  • :There's a Stranger in the House: How to Protect Your Privacy in This Age of Cyberterrorism,” Integrative Center for Homeland Security, Texas A&M University, April 4, 2006.