April Edwards, Senior Fellow at the New War Research Consortium and Professor of Cyber Science at the United States Naval Academy, earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Lehigh University, as well as MA in Mathematics from Duke University an BA in Mathematics from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Edwards maintains an active research program in interdisciplinary data science domains, particularly the use of machine learning techniques to detect cyber crime, such as terrorist activity, cyber predation and cyber bullying. Dr. Edwards began her academic career as a professor at Ursinus College and has served as program director, department chair, associate dean, and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the College at Ursinus. She also served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Elmhurst College. Dr. Edwards has served as PI or co-PI for grants in excess of $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation. She has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, many in collaboration with undergraduate students.