Steve Beaty

Degree: Ph.D.


Department: Computer Science

Steve Beaty


Artificial Intelligence (AI) Computers/Information Technology Consumer Behavior Consumer Issues Cybersecurity Data Science Data Security/Hacking Fraud


  • Computer security and crime
  • Firewalls
  • Viruses
  • Internet blogs
  • Software development
  • Protecting children
  • Internet consumerism and safety
  • Identity theft


Steve Beaty, Ph.D., has an extensive background in both the theoretic and pragmatic aspects of computers and networks.  He wrote compilers at Cray Computer, managed a large group of developers and was a software test architect at Hewlett-Packard.  He was also the security team lead at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.

At Metropolitan State University of Denver, Beaty is currently is the chair of Computer Sciences Department and interim vice-president for Information Technology. He works on a number of open-source projects, consults with a variety of businesses and interviews regularly with the media.

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