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Marina Bograd is an associate professor and the current Chair of the Engineering Department at MassBay Community College. She has been teaching and designing hybrid Engineering Design, CAD, and computer application courses for 20 years at colleges and adult training centers. She has led educational innovation projects integrating advanced technology and authentic project-based learning into the engineering curricula and organized STEM student presentation events. Prior to her teaching career, Ms. Bograd worked as an electrical and instrumentation engineer and was primarily involved with design of water and wastewater treatment plants. She has an MA in Adult Education, Training, and Curriculum Design from UOP and a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University.
Shamsi Moussavi, professor of Computer Science, has been teaching at MassBay Community College for 14 years. Shamsi is the PI for NSF ATE grants iCREAT and iTEST and she has been collaborating in other NSF grants (Transform, BATEC). Shamsi represents MassBay at the state level articulation agreements for Computer Science and collaborates in outreach events. In addition to teaching Computer Science courses, she has developed new Cybersecurity program curricula and teaches security courses. She presents Cybersecurity education research topics and workshops at conferences. Shamsi worked as principal Software Engineer in industry for a decade before joining academia. She received her M.S. in Computer Science from Brown University and sits on the advisory board for Computer Science department at Rhode Island College, where she earned her B.A. in Computer Science.
Giuseppe Sena is an associate professor of Computer Science at MassBay Community College (MBCC) (Wellesley Hills, MA) in the areas of computer networks, databases, web technologies, and IT. He is also an instructor and manager of the MBCC’s Cisco Networking Academy. Before teaching at MBCC, he taught computer science courses at Roxbury Community College (Boston, MA), Clark University (Worcester, MA), and Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Giuseppe has been working on several multidisciplinary projects involving students and faculty from the Computer Science and Biotechnology departments at MBCC. His group is doing research in the areas of parallel & distributed systems, network security, Big Data, cloud computing, encryption/decryption, signal & image processing, and DNA sequencing. Giuseppe is currently co-PI for the NSF-ATE iCREAT and iTEST grants. Mr. Sena received a M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University (NEU) (Boston, MA, 1997), and a M.S. degree in Earth Sciences (Applied Computer Science) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Cambridge, MA, 1995). He obtained a B.S. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela, 1990). He has worked as a consultant in the area of networking, Internet and Web technologies, and LDAP (Directory Services). He has also worked in industry as a Software Developer, Network Engineer & Consultant, and Network & System Administrator.
Susanne Steiger-Escobar, professor of Computer Science, has been teaching at MassBay Community College since 1997. She has chaired the computer science department for several years, and has responsibilities for teaching, developing new programs and curricula, working in outreach events, collaborating in articulation agreements with high schools and 4-year institutions, and adopting new materials that focus on C.S. engagement and retention.
Susanne was a member of the review panel for The 2016 Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science (DLCS) Curriculum Framework and was the Mass Bay’s Liaison for Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections, an NSF-ATE National Center for Computing Technologies (BATEC). Susanne is currently co-PI for the iCREAT grant, a NSF ATE grant.
Susanne received her M.S., Computer Science from SUNY Buffalo, and completed undergraduate studies in Computer Science at the Institut Universitaire d'Informatique de Grenoble, and Université Scientifique et Médicale de Grenoble, France. After graduation she worked for Digital Equipment Corporation as a Software Specialist in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1985 she joined the Osteoporosis Research Group at U.C. San Francisco as a research specialist responsible for developing a database system to support a medical image processing application. In 1990 she joined Hologic, a Massachusetts x-Ray Medical Device Company as a Principal Software Engineer.