Masooda Bashir received her undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Purdue University. She worked for several years as a systems analyst, technical trainer, manager, and global manager for a number of high-tech corporations in Silicon Valley, including Lotus and IBM. She is currently the Assistant Director for Social Trust Initiatives in ITI. Dr. Bashir's areas of expertise include the interface of psychological and social sciences with engineering and information technology. She guides and conducts ITI research from a social science and social trust perspective. In addition, Dr. Bashir is a leader of multiple ITI educational initiatives, including the summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates internship program and the Illinois Cyber Security Scholarship Program.