Jeffrey L. Duffany, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Duffany

Title: Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Company: Universidad del Turabo
Location: Gurabo, Puerto Rico, United States

Jeffrey L. Duffany, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Universidad del Turabo, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering education.

Backed by more than four decades of professional experience, Dr. Duffany has been serving as a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Universidad del Turabo since 2003, having previously held such roles as senior consultant at The Kohl Group, Inc., from 1996 to 2002, adjunct professor at County College of Morris from 1997 to 2000, and member of the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1977 to 2002. Alongside his primary endeavors, he has been a summer faculty research fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, a visiting faculty researcher at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a visiting scientist at the Information Sciences Institute, a summer faculty researcher at the University of Southern California, and a visiting research scientist at the Sandia National Laboratories, among other prominent roles.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Duffany pursued formal education at the University of Connecticut, where he earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, in 1977. He subsequently attended Columbia University, receiving a Master of Electrical Engineering in 1979. Thereafter, he received a Doctor of Philosophy in computer and information engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1996. He supplemented this knowledge with an associate degree in photography and Spanish from the County College of Morris in 1998. Dr. Duffany has since authored more than 100 technical reports and 25 research papers, as well as contributed numerous chapters to books and presented at several international conferences regarding cybersecurity.

A patentee in the field, Dr. Duffany was the first engineering professor at the Universidad del Turabo and was instrumental in founding the School of Engineering, as well as the computer engineering program and graduate program in network security. Throughout his career, he has attended conferences across the United States and in such countries as Portugal, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Japan, Egypt and Mexico, among numerous others. In order to remain aware of recent developments within the industry, he has maintained affiliation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the industry, Dr. Duffany has been honored with several individual performances and exceptional contribution awards from Bell Telephone Laboratories, and he has received grants from the government of Puerto Rico. However, the highlight of his career was when Springer Publishing Company asked him to write their introductory chapter to a new book on computer and network security, which was published in August 2017.

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