The College of Sciences has honored Ellison Anne Williams, 2004 NCSU Mathematics Ph.D., as an Outstanding Young Alumna. Williams spoke at the Department of Mathematics graduation ceremony in May 2019.
Williams has more than a decade of excellence and leadership in large scale analytics, information security and privacy, computer network exploitation and network modeling. She began her career at the National Security Agency and was also a senior scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In 2016, she founded Enveil, a data security company based in the Washington, D.C., area. In addition, Williams is accomplished in the fields of distributed computing and algorithms, cryptographic applications, graph theory, combinatorics, machine learning and data mining. She serves on the boards of nonprofits and frequently gives talks to various organizations on women in STEM, mothers in corporate leadership, and security technology.