Dr. Tracy Bradley Maples joined the faculty of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department in 1992, after completing her Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. She received her B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Computer Science, and her M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Maples teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in computer networking, modeling and simulation. Her primary teaching focus is providing students with both theoretical and hands-on experience with computer networking and the Internet. Dr. Maples supervises the CECS Computer Network and Security Laboratory (NetLab). NetLab provides a state-of-the-art environment for the study of networking infrastructures for both teaching and student research projects. Dr. Maples was awarded the 1998-99 CSULB Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for sustained excellence in teaching. Dr. Maples has a number of ongoing network research projects, which incorporate students into the research process. These projects include using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for seaport security, a VoIP (Voice over IP) testbed for performance testing, and examination of the performance and security issues involved in Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).