The safety and well-being of our community is a top priority.  In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was decided that the 2020 IEEE ISI will be held as a completely virtual conference designed to provide scholars from around the globe opportunities to participate. This will include paper presentations that are pre-recorded and made available on-demand to registrants for up to one year following the conference.  The keynote address and two panels will present in real-time during the conference dates.  Click here to view the full list of accepted papers, organized by theme or 'channel' for the media platform.  

Real-time sessions below are scheduled according to the United States, Eastern Standard Time Zone.  


Monday, November 9, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                Keynote Address:  Rigor, Relevance and Practical Significance:  A Real-Life Journey to Organizational Value

​​Introduction:   Ahmed Abbasi, Joe and Jane Giovanini Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations, Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame

Keynote Speaker:  Joseph Valacich, Eller Professor of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona


12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.                  Panel:  Industry Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity 

​Moderator:  Sagar Samtani, Assistant Professor and Grant Thornton Scholar, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Panelists:  Hyrum Anderson, Principal Architect, Azure Trustworthy Machine Learning, Microsoft; Ethan Rudd, Staff Data Scientist, FireEye Inc.; MJ Shoer, Founder & Principal Consultant at MJ Shoer, LLC and Executive Director, CompTIA ISAO; and Von Welch, Acting Associate Vice President, Information Security, Executive Director for Cybersecurity Innovation, and Director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) at Indiana University

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.                Keynote Address:  AI and Cybersecurity Education

Introduction:   Sagar Samtani, Assistant Professor and Grant Thornton Scholar, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

Keynote Speaker:  Li Yang, Program Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.                     ​Panel:  Diversity and Inclusion for ISI 

Moderator:  Bhavani Thuraisingham, Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas at Dallas
Panelists:  Diana Burley, Vice Provost for Research, Department of Public Administration & Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University; Alvaro Cardenas, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz; Heng Xu, Professor of IT & Analytics, Director of Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, American University