Our team

Ruba Al Omari

Dr. Al Omari has over 15 years of experience in the Information Technology industry in a variety of roles, which include areas of user support, network management, and security. Al Omari is a full-time professor in the Computer Systems programs of the college’s School of Business, IT & Management. In this position, she teaches courses in the Cybersecurity graduate certificate program in the areas of ethical hacking, law and ethics in IT and forensic investigations, and operating systems. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Ontario Tech University, where she also completed her Master of Information Technology Security. Her research interests and published work include areas of artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, human factors (e.g., usability), and security. Dr. Al Omari is a certified chief information security officer (CISO), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

E: Ruba.AlOmari@durhamcollege.ca
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2022

Danny Aniag

Danny Aniag is a full-time professor in the Cybersecurity graduate certificate program of the School of Business, IT and Management. In this position, he teaches courses in the areas of penetration testing, vulnerability management, security audit, and data privacy compliance   With two Master of Science degrees in Computer Science and Information Security, Aniag is also a certified CISO (CCISO), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA). He has nearly 30 years of teaching and industry experience in business intelligence, systems security, AI development, network and server administrations, and risk management and data recovery. His consulting practice has performed multiple compliance and technical projects in cybersecurity across financial institutions and private corporations. Aniag’s research interests include cloud security, machine learning-aided SIEM solutions, and digital forensics.

E: Danny.Aniag@durhamcollege.ca
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 3624

Dr. Sukhwant Sagar

Dr. Sukhwant Sagar is a full-time professor in the Computer Programming program of School of Business, IT and Management. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information Technology from the University of Salford in Manchester, United Kingdom. Dr. Sagar brings more than 19 years of experience to this position, and has rich experience working with Information Security along with its subdomains of Network and Cybersecurity. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE) and Computer Society of India (CSI). She is also an AWS Academy Accredited Educator. Her specific interests are in the domains of Analysis of Algorithms, Information Security, Machine Learning and Data Science. Sukhwant has conducted workshops in Network Monitoring and Penetration testing in her career in Dubai. She has published more than 25 research papers in International Journals and Conferences.

E: Sukhwant.Sagar@durhamcollege.ca
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2565

Rukmani Ramasubbaralyalu

Rukmani Ramasubbaralyalu is a full-time professor in the Computer Systems advanced diploma program in the School of Business, IT and Management.  As a Cisco Certified Instructor and an authorized AWS Academy Educator, she brings 17 years of experience as an educator, academic advisor, professor, technical support specialist, IT consultant, project coordinator and director.  She holds a Master of Engineering specialized in Computer Networks from Ryerson University in addition to a Master of Science in Electronics.  She teaches Data Communications and Networking and Security I courses in the Computer Systems program, and she has also taught Information Security, Access Control, Security Auditing and Governance courses in the Cybersecurity graduate certificate program.   Her research interests include Information Security, Cybersecurity, IoT Security, Security Governance/Compliance, Virtualization and Cloud Security.  

E: Rukmani.Ramasubbaralyalu@durhamcollege.ca
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2127

Research Administrators

Vibha Tyagi

Vibha Tyagi is the Manager, Applied Research Partnerships for the Office of Research Services, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She provides expertise in the development of collaborative applied research projects through diagnostic assessments, market research, proposal writing and project management.  Vibha has managed several applied research projects including some of the first AI for business solutions projects at DC.

E: Vibha.tyagi@durhamcollege.ca
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2867
Twitter: @tyagivibha