Mr. Steven B. Lipner
STEVEN B. LIPNER (NAE) is the executive director of SAFECode, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing trust in information and communications technology products and services through the advancement of effective software assurance methods. He is also an adjunct professor of computer science in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He retired in 2015 as partner director of program management at Microsoft Corporation. At Microsoft, he was responsible for the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), including the development of software assurance requirements, processes and tools, and oversight of the application of the SDL by development teams. He was also responsible for government security evaluations of Microsoft products. Mr. Lipner has more than 40 years’ experience as a researcher, development manager, and general manager in information technology security, and is named as inventor on twelve U.S. patents in the field of computer and network security. He holds both an S.B. and S.M. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed the Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development. He is a member of the National Cybersecurity Hall of Fame (Class of 2015).
Dr. Eric T. Matson
ERIC T. MATSON is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Technology at Purdue University (West Lafayette). Dr. Matson has held positions such as visiting professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea; international faculty scholar, Department of Radio and Electronics Engineering, College of Electronics and Information, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Korea; and visiting professor at UPEC (Paris 12) University in Paris, France. He co-founded the M2M Lab at Purdue University, which performs research in multiagent systems, cooperative robotics, and wireless communication. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Robotic Innovation, Commercialization, and Education (RICE) at Purdue University. Recently, he created and is currently the director of the Korean Software Square Center at Purdue University. He is also the site director of the NSF-sponsored I/UCRC Rosehub Center at Purdue with partners at UPenn, Minnesota, UNCC and Denver. Prior to his position at Purdue University, Dr. Matson was in international industrial and commercial software development as a consultant, software engineer, manager and director for 14 years. In that experience, he developed and led numerous large software engineering projects dealing with intelligent systems, applied artificial intelligence and distributed object technologies. Dr. Matson has a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the University of Cincinnati, M.B.A in operations management from Ohio State University, M.S.E. in software engineering from Kansas State University and a B.S. in computer science from Kansas State University.
Dr. Kyran D. Mish
KYRAN D. MISH is the manager of the Computational Shock Physics Group at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At Sandia, Dr. Mish serves as a technical liaison between the Department of Defense computational analyst community and the Sandia engineering code groups funded under the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) initiative. Dr. Mish has four decades of experience in computational science and engineering in national laboratory, private engineering practice, and academic venues. Dr. Mish’s professional experience includes his current work at Sandia, a senior management tenure at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as the founding director of the Center for Computational Engineering, and service on the engineering and applied mathematics faculty of the University of California, Davis and the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Mish’s research interests lie at the interface of critical infrastructure and information technology, and his body of research work includes interests in subsurface mechanics, structural engineering, fluid-structure coupling, soil-structure interaction, scalable computing, and scientific visualization. He received a Ph.D. in computational mechanics from the University of California, Davis in 1987.
Mr. Albert A. Sciarretta
ALBERT A. SCIARRETTA, PE, is president of CNS Technologies, Inc. In this position, he works primarily as an independent consultant, supporting various DoD organizations in assessing the military benefits of new technologies. For more than 30 years, as a U.S. Army officer (Lieutenant Colonel, retired) and civilian contractor, he has used his operational, research and development, operations research, and human performance assessment experience to assess the military benefits of advanced technologies and develop technology investment strategies. For the past 20 years, a significant amount of this time has focused on designing and executing Army, OSD, and DARPA wargames, experiments, and demonstrations; utilizing combinations of live-virtual-constructive simulations to represent joint through tactical urban operations. For the DoD Test and Evaluation / Science and Technology (T&E/S&T) Program, he has served more than 14 years as a subject matter expert for advanced test technologies. A recent T&E/S&T task required him to develop a “use case” for identifying counter unmanned aircraft system (CUAS) test instrumentation needs. He also serves as a senior research fellow in the National Defense University (NDU) Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP), where he assesses future warfighting system capabilities. He recently developed course content for an NDU course on prototyping and experimentation (P&E), including blocks of instruction on defining P&E, experimental design, and a case study focused on CUAS experimentation. He published a CTNSP technology paper on micro-autonomous air/ground systems for dismounted infantry squads. Mr. Sciarretta has a B.S. degree in general engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, and dual M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and operations research from Stanford University.
Mr. Frank J. Serna
FRANK J. SERNA is the director of systems engineering at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory. The Systems Engineering Directorate consists of approximately two hundred engineers and fifty technicians and administrative staff, comprised of three divisions: Systems Engineering, Test and Evaluation, and Quality Assurance. The scope of projects includes the entire scope of Draper Laboratory programs: guidance systems for Trident II, NASA manned space programs; missile defense; guided munitions; maritime systems, low power electronics and biomedical systems. He has over thirty years of experience in organizations involved in contract research, development, and systems integration projects for national security sponsors. Mr. Serna has served on the Defense Science Board Task Force on Counter IED II. He is a steering committee member of the NDIA Systems Engineering Division and the Massachusetts Advanced Cyber Security Center. Previously, Mr. Serna was the director of systems engineering in the Defense Enterprise Solutions Business Unit of Northrop Grumman and was director of software development in the Litton-TASC Business Unit. Finally, he was an original member of the missile defense national team for systems engineering and integration. Mr. Serna holds a bachelor of science degree in engineering and applied science from Yale University and a master’s degree in business administration from Northeastern University.
Dr. Salvatore J. Stolfo
SALVATORE J. STOLFO is professor of computer science at Columbia University and has been on the faculty of Columbia since 1979. He won an IBM Faculty Development Award early in his career in 1983. He has published several books and well over 300 scientific papers since then, several winning best paper awards, in the areas of parallel computing, AI knowledge-based systems, data mining, computer security and intrusion detection systems. He has been granted 33 patents. In his early career he invented a parallel speech processor widely used in the telephone system. Today, well over a hundred companies produce security products incorporating a number of his inventions. Dr. Stolfo served as chair of computer science and director of the Center for Advanced Technology at Columbia University. He is a member of several journal editorial boards including the IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine. He has chaired, served on the program committees or led many workshops and conferences. He has consulted for government including serving on the NRC Naval Studies Board Sub-Committee on Cybersecurity, and the Futures Panel for DARPA IPTO. Dr. Stolfo has also consulted and collaborated with a number of large financial institutions. Dr. Stolfo is also an entrepreneur having founded several companies that have developed security and privacy technology. He received his Ph.D. from NYU Courant Institute in 1979.
Dr. Daniel S. Wallach
DANIEL S. WALLACH is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. His research considers a variety of different computer security topics, ranging from web browsers, servers, and networks through electronic voting technologies and smartphones. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association. His honors and awards include the 2013 Microsoft SEIF Faculty Research Award, 2012 Best Paper Award (Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Engineering), 2011 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research (CAE-R), 2010 Best Paper Award (Financial Cryptography), 2009 Google Research Award, and 2008 Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow. Prior to arriving at Rice, Wallach earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University’s computer science department and got his B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science at the University of California, at Berkeley.