Dr. Diesburg joined the Departmet of Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa as an Assistant Professor in August of 2013. She received both her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science (2012) and M.S. degree in Information Assurance (2008) at Florida State University, and she received her B.S. in Computer Science (2004) from the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Diesburg was awarded the designation of UNI Center for Educational Transformation Fellow for the years 2015-2017, and she is the current overall winner of the 2016 Technology Association of Iowa Women of Innovation Award in the Academic Innovation and Leadership category.
Her research interests address security and privacy issues in operating systems and on electronic storage, as well as methods to improve and optimize the communication pathways in the operating system between the application and storage layers. She is also interested in using emerging technologies to facilitate classroom learning and ways to engage women and underrepresented minorities in computer science.
You can contact me in the following ways:
During May through June I can be found in either my office or WRT 219. I will be unavailable from June 12th-16th while I serve as a camp counselor for the UNI STEM Summer Camp Introduction to Robotics - For Girls. I will be unavailable late July through August for the birth of my son.
Course Description: Introduction to software development through algorithmic problem solving and procedural abstraction. Programming in the small. Fundamental control structures, data modeling, and file processing. Significant emphasis on program design and style. (Fall 2013–Spring 2017)
Course Description: History and evolution of operating systems; process and processor management; primary and auxiliary storage management; performance evaluation, security, and distributed systems issues; and case studies of modern operating systems. (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
Course Description: Network architectures and communication protocol standards. Topics include communication of digital data, data-link protocols, local-area networks, network-layer protocols, transport-layer protocols, applications, network security, and management. (Fall 2013-2014, Fall 2016)
CIS4930 / COP5641 Linux Kernel and Device Drivers (Summer 2012 and Spring 2013)
COP 4610 Operating Systems (Spring 2011)
CGS 2060 (computer literacy for Mac lecture), closed Blackboard class (Spring 2008)
CGS 2060 (computer literacy for PC recitation), closed Blackboard class (Fall 2007)
My Google Scholar profile can be found here.
Here is a link to a talk about my secure deletion research: When Delete Means Delete: Secure Deletion of Files on Electronic Media .
(May 2015) Dr. Ben Schafer and I received an NCWIT EngageCSEdu Engagement Excellence Award for our work designing engaging laboratory exercises for CS 1510 Introduction to Computing. Read more at the NCWIT award page.
(Nov 2016) My full-length paper about perceptions of deletion has been accepted to the 6th Workshop on Socio-Technical Aspects in Security and Trust and will be published with the published with the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series!
(Aug 2016) My long journal article, TureErase: Leveraging an Auxiliary Data Path for Per-file Secure Deletion, has been accepted into ACM Transactions on Storage.