Dr. Melissa Danforth

Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
California State University, Bakersfield

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Campus Location
Office: Science Building III, Room 319
Phone: (661)654-3180
Summer 2015 Schedule: Please email me for an appointment during the summer.
Site Navigation
Current and past courses I have taught can be found in the Teaching section. The Research section contains my research interests, projects, publications and curriculum vitae (CV). Documentation useful for students, links to the CSUB library databases, and links to various computer related organizations are in the Links section. My mailing address and email address can be found in the Contact section.
Linux Tip
If you are having any issues with the graphical desktop on Linux, press CTRL+ALT+F1 to drop down to the text-based console where you can log in to the 'student' account with a single terminal session. To go back to the graphical desktop, press CTRL+ALT+F7 (but don't forget to log out of Sleipnir and the 'student' account in the text console first).
Information Security (IS) & Global Intelligence and National Security (GINS)
Computer Science students wanting to know more about the Information Security concentration and GINS students wanting to know more about how to incorporate technology skills into their GINS coursework can click on the IS/GINS link in the menu to the left.
Social Networking Note
I will accept requests to connect on LinkedIn from students in the CEE/CS department. However, to maintain propriety, I will not send requests to connect to students. It might take me a few days to a week to respond to connection requests on LinkedIn. I do not have a Facebook or Google+ account, so any requests claiming to come from me from those sources should be treated as a spam or phishing attempt.
NSF SFS Dissemination Workshop
This workshop is primarily for K-12 teachers and university instructors who are interested in the materials developed for the two cybersecurity REVS-UP sections at CSUB. The workshop agenda and materials can be found at http://www.cs.csub.edu/~melissa/revs-up/
REVS-UP Posters
A poster template with the appropriate size and 3 column format: REVS-UP_template.ppt
The background image file (if you want to modify it): revs-up_background.png

Poster Guidelines:
PowerPoint is strongly recommended. Save to PDF for final printing.
Size: 48 inches wide by 36 inches high
Background: Light-colored, non-busy PowerPoint templates are fine. Stay away from dark colored or busy backgrounds to save ink and keep it readable.
Font: Choose large font sizes.
Images: Use high resolution/high pixel count images. Check the final printing PDF by increasing the zoom level to 150% and looking for pixelation.
Logos: Required logos are RevsLogos2.jpg and NSF Logo (choose one of the 4-color logos with shading that works for your poster). An optional logo is RevsLogo.jpg
NSF Disclaimer: The poster must also contain the following NSF disclaimer (copy and paste verbatim):

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Federal Cyber Service: Scholarship for Service (SFS) program under Award No. 1241636.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
REVS-UP Post Survey Link
The REVS-UP post survey is the same as the pre-survey, but is needed for comparison purposes to the pre-survey. Please complete the survey. The link is https://qtrial2015az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0whc2e4KnNj6YYZ
Campus Resources
Sleipnir Connection Guide
Computer Science Department
Department Moodle Site
CS Department Downloads - Microsoft Academic Alliance information, Putty download link, and more
CSUB main website
Walter W. Stern Library