Dawit Demissie received a Ph.D., in Informatics from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). He earned an M.S. in Telecommunications & Network Management from Syracuse University, a B.A. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and a couple of post-graduate diploma/certificate in cybersecurity and Data Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Currently Dawit is a Lecturer at the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, University at Albany, State University of New York, receiving the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, 2016 and an Open SUNY Online Teaching Award in 2018. Dawit has also served as a Lecturer and Course Developer at the State University of New York at Oswego, Excelsior College, The Sage Colleges, Syracuse University, The University of Oklahoma, Siena College and Kennesaw State University. He has also worked in the industry as a systems integration engineer, an application consultant, and an independent software consultant.
Dawit has published and presented in major journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include use/adoption/impact of IT, e-Government, big data analytics and machine learning. He is a constant reviewer for several international conferences in the information systems and computer science discipline.