Graduate Student Kelsey Horace-Herron Receives Poster Award at WISE 2022

Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate student Kelsey Horace-Herron was awarded Best Poster Award Honorable Mention at the 5th Workshop for Women in Hardware and Systems Security (WISE) on October 14, 2022 at the University of New Hampshire.

Horace-Herron, who is advised by Dr. Swarup Bhunia, Director of the Nelms Institute, presented her poster on her research, “Non-invasive Authentication of Mail Packages using Nuclear Quadrupolar Resonance Spectroscopy.” Collaborators on this research include Kelsey Horace-Herron, Naren Vikram Raj Masna, Peyman Dehghanzadeh, Soumyajit Mandal, and Swarup Bhunia. This project aims to use Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) technology to screen mailed packages to detect illegal substances such as narcotics.

The poster, presented by Kelsey Horace-Herron at WISE 2022, won Best Poster Award Honorable Mention.

The goals of the WISE workshop are to experience sharing and visionary view from female role models, to discuss research/work/life challenges faced by female students in Hardware and Systems Security (HSS), to exchange research ideas and prompt collaborations via oral presentations and discussion, to promote research and education collaborations, to present work-in-progress projects, and to provide mini-tutorials in the field of HSS.

“The WISE Workshop was an amazing opportunity,” said Horace-Herron. “I enjoyed networking and fellowshipping with women in the field of Hardware Security. I look forward to attending the workshop again next year!”