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Friday, July 29, 2016




MorphoTrust CSO appointed to Graduate Professional Studies program advisory board




The Advisory Board for the University’s Graduate Professional Studies program selected Dennis Kallelis, the Chief Security Officer at MorphoTrust USA — an electronic security company that provides identity verification services such as fingerprinting — to join its group on Jan 6th. Kallelis joined a committee that assesses GPS’s Masters in Information Security program. Other committee members include representatives from Intel, Harvard University and Sonatype.

The GPS program is a part-time, all-online graduate degree program that offers degrees aimed at workers already employed in specific fields, such as Masters degrees in software engineering, health and medical informatics, and information technology management. The program currently offers 10 different masters degrees and one graduate certification in learning analytics. The online classes are capped at 20 students each and taught by adjunct faculty, according to the website for the Rabb School of Continuing Studies, which manages the GPS program.

According to a BusinessWire press release, Kallelis will assist with the information security and insider threats components of the GPS Information Security program and will evaluate the curriculum to determine whether it is providing GPS students with the skills they need to be leaders in the field. He will also assist with the board’s “Ask the Expert” program, where industry experts speak with students firsthand about their industry and offer advice. Like all advisory board members, Kallelis will serve for four years, with an option for two additional years.

“Brandeis University is renowned as one of the country’s leading universities for producing industry ready graduates that have the skills to make corporations competitive, and it is an honor to serve as an advisor to its Graduate Professional Studies board,” Kallelis said in a statement to BusinessWire. “It is great to be part of the Brandeis team that is ensuring GPS graduates are transformed into exceptional information security professionals prepared for relevant industry demands.”

MorphoTrust is considered a national leader in the field of technological security, notably managing information security for the United States Department of Defense in a licensing deal valued at $3.5 million. The company uses a system called the Automated Biometric Identification System, which includes finger, palm, iris and face recognition software.

Kallelis could not be reached by press time.

—Max Moran


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