Dr. Aspen Olmsted is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Dr. Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab at the College of Charleston, Dr. Olmsted mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year.