Four computer science students—James Lutz, David Kornish, Daniel Richmond, and Matthew Scott—competed in the CAE Regional Resource Center NE Cyber Competition held October 12–13, 2018. Eight schools participated in the virtual competition, including universities and colleges from New Jersey, New York, and Vermont.


James Lutz, David Kornish, Daniel Richmond, and Matthew Scott

This is the first year that IUP students have participated and they won third place behind Champlain College and Pace University. Lutz, who served as IUP’s team leader for the competition, said “There were a few things that surprised us, but I’m really proud of how my team adapted and kept going. Many thanks to the organizers for the opportunity to compete, and to our opponents on the red team for giving us a good challenge.”

Waleed Farag and Soundararajan Ezekiel, both professors of Computer Science, were instrumental in organizing and facilitating IUP’s involvement in the competition. Farag stated, “placing third while competing with schools including Champlain, Pace, Norwich, Penn State and others is a great achievement.”

See the schools that participated in the Hackathon.

IUP Institute for Cyber Security