Computer science adds Tandy chairs

TU’s Tandy School of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences applauds two new faculty endowed chair positions established by the A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation. Rose Gamble is the Tandy Professor of Computer Science Engineering, and Tyler Moore is the Tandy Professor of Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

“We are deeply grateful for the foundation’s partnership and its profound impact on computer science education and research here at TU,” said President Steadman Upham.

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Left to right: Carol Tandy, Tyler Moore, James R. Sorem Jr., Rose Gamble and Rant Tandy

Gamble specializes in software engineering such as knowledge-based systems, formal verification and validation, distributed systems, software architecture and software integration. She is director of TU’s Software Engineering Architecture Team, founder of the Applied Research Center for Cloud of Things and instructor of the computer science capstone course where she and students provide nonprofit organizations with custom-designed software. Gamble has managed the implementation of multiple web applications for conducting human studies that track the trust levels of malicious online content and programmer’s code. She holds U.S. Patent 9,038,155 for an Auditable Multi-Claim Security Token. Gamble is a graduate of Westminster College and Washington University.

Moore focuses on the economics of information security, cybercrime measurement and the development of policy for strengthening security. He directs the Security Economics Lab at TU and StopBadware, a nonprofit anti-malware organization. Moore is founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cybersecurity, a new interdisciplinary publication from Oxford University Press, and has coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications. He has edited four books, including Economics of Information Security and Privacy, and is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Intelligence Science and Technology Experts Group (ISTEG). Moore is a TU alumnus and graduate of the University of Cambridge in England.

“Both of these colleagues exemplify the kind of expertise and dedication that set apart the Tandy School and The University of Tulsa,” said James R. Sorem Jr., dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. “We’re honored to recognize their work with the distinguished mantle of Tandy endowed titles.”

The philanthropic spirit and professional success of the Tandy family are driving forces behind TU’s distinguished faculty, exceptional students and cutting-edge technology developed in the Tandy School of Computer Science. Established in 2012, the program is home to 130 undergraduates, 50 graduate students and 14 faculty members, of which six hold endowed chairs.