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Vice Provost for Research & Innovation, American University

Dr. Diana L. Burley is a global cybersecurity expert with more than 30 years of experience driving digital transformation, implementing cybersecurity workforce initiatives, and promoting an equitable global technology community. Diana is currently Vice Provost for Research and Innovation at American University where she also leads the Khan Cyber & Economic Security Institute and serves as a member of the faculty. As both the university’s chief research officer and chief innovation officer, Diana oversees the university-wide R&D portfolio, research partnerships, and strategic initiatives to catalyze discovery. She advises government officials and regularly offers thought leadership at executive forums. Her board service includes the Cyber Future Foundation and the Global Cyber Security Advisory Group, and she has been honored by GET Cities, Executive Women’s Forum, SC Magazine, ACM, and others for her leadership in building the global cybersecurity workforce. She earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.

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