Rob Cunningham

Robert Cunningham is the leader of the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and is responsible for initiating and managing research and development programs in computer and platform security.  Dr. Cunningham has participated in several national panels evaluating and defining research approaches to cyber security problems, and is excited to be the chair of this effort.


Vice Chair

Ulf LindqvistUlf Lindqvist is a program director at SRI International. He manages research programs in infrastructure security for government and commercial clients. His areas of expertise include cyber security, infrastructure systems, intrusion detection in computer systems, and security for systems that interact with the physical world.

Steering Committee

Terry BenzelTerry V. Benzel is Deputy Director for the Computer Networks Division at the Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC). She participates in business development, technology transfer and special projects with industrial and academic partners. She is the technical project lead for the Cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) testbed projects funded by DHS, NSF and DARPA.

imageSrdjan Capkun (Srđan Čapkun) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science, ETH Zurich and the Director of the Zurich Information Security and Privacy Center (ZISC). His research interests are in system and network security with a focus is wireless security.

Jim DelGrossoJim DelGrosso runs the Architecture Analysis practice at Cigital where he specializes in identifying software security design flaws in systems. Jim is also the Executive Director for the IEEE Computer Society Center for Secure Design (CSD).
sven-dietrichSven Dietrich is associate professor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and doctoral faculty in the Computer Science department at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. His research interests include computer and network security, DDoS, botnet detection, and applied cryptography. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Deborah FrinckeDr. Deborah Frincke leads the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, which is focused on creating breakthroughs in mathematics, science, and engineering to support and enable NSA/CSS missions.  Under her guidance, the Research Directorate recruits personnel and maintains facilities that are world-class in fields as diverse as mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity/trustworthy computing, engineering, physics, and linguistics.  The Research Directorate engages with the private sector, academia, and national laboratories to advance core competencies and leverage scholarship in overlapping disciplines.

Anthony D JosephAnthony D. Joseph is a Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley. His primary research interests are in Secure Machine Learning, Datacenters, mobile/distributed computing, and wireless communications (networking and telephony). He is part of the Algorithms Machines People (AMP) Lab.
Jonathan KatzJonathan Katz is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland where he conducts research on cryptography and cybersecurity. In 2013 he became director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.
Carl LandwehrCarl Landwehr is Lead Research Scientist at the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at George Washington University and Visiting McDevitt Professor of Computer Science at LeMoyne College. His thirty five year career in cybersecurity R&D includes service with the Naval Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation, IARPA, and several other institutions. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Cyber Security Hall of Fame.
Nasir MemonNasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU School of Engineering. His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security and security and human behavior. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and was the Editor-In-Chief of Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow and an SPIE Fellow and was a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Celia MerzbacherCelia Merzbacher is Vice President for Innovative Partnerships with the Semiconductor Research Corporation. She led the establishment of a new SRC research thrust on Trustworthy and Secure Semiconductors and Systems and launched a collaboration between SRC and the National Science Foundation for Secure, Trustworthy, Assured and Resilient Semiconductors and Systems (STARSS).
Michael WaidnerMichael Waidner is the chair professor for Security in Information Technology at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Department for Computer Science, and the Director (Institutsleiter) of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology. He is also Director (Geschäftsführender Direktor) of the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (CASED) and of the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design (EC-SPRIDE).
Baijian YangBaijian “Justin” Yang is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University. His research interests include data-driven security analysis, GPU forensics, cybersecurity education, and distributed computing. He is currently the lead of IEEE Try-CybSi project.