Steven D. Sheetz is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D., 1996, in Information Systems from the University of Colorado. His research interests include the complexity of developing information systems including the design and use of software metrics and the effects of work pressure on IT project teams, use of social media and web archiving related to crises, and affective decision-making. He has published articles in Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Systems and Software, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. He also holds a MBA, 1987, from the University of Northern Colorado and a B.S., 1984, in Computer Science from Texas Tech University. He has substantial industry experience in database design and OO systems development. He is a member of the ACM and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
Yaling Yang is currently an associate professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of Virginia Tech. She received her doctorate in computer science in the summer of 2006 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has concentrated her research on design, modeling and analysis of networking systems and security systems. She is the faculty fellow of Virginia Tech's college of engineering and an NSF Faculty Early Career Award winner. She has been the principle investigator of eight NSF funded projects. Her research website can be found at http://www.ece.vt.edu/yyang8