People

The I3P consortium includes 26 academic research institutions, national laboratories, and nonprofit research organizations – a roster that brings intellectual breadth and depth to the analysis of cyber security challenges. The I3P is managed by GW in collaboration with SRI International and advised by a small executive committee. Each member institution appoints a primary and secondary representative. In addition, the I3P supports a cadre of researchers and postdoctoral students from diverse disciplines who work together to understand and mitigate critical challenges in cyber security.

Member Representatives
Organization Primary Secondary
Binghamton University John Bay Scott Craver
Carnegie Mellon University,
H. John Heinz III College of Public Policy and Management
Rahul Telang Alessandro Acquisti
Carnegie Mellon University,
Software Engineering Institute
Greg Shannon Jennifer Cowley
Dartmouth College Denise Anthony Sean Smith
George Mason University Massimiliano Albanese Sushil Jajodia
George Washington University Diana Burley Rhea Siers
Georgia Institute of Technology Seymour Goodman Mustaque Ahamad
Idaho National Laboratory Andrew Bochman Zachary Tudor
Indiana University Apu Kapadia Steve Myers
Johns Hopkins University Richard “Dickie” George Tony Dahbura
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Sean Peisert Deborah Agarwal
MITRE Corporation Bruce Bakis Richard Pietravalle
New York University Nasir Memon Quanyan Zhu
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Stacy Prowell
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Wayne Meitzler David Manz
Purdue University Melissa Dark Mathias Payer
RAND Corporation Daniel Gonzales Henry Willis
Sandia National Laboratories Heidi Ammerlahn Robert Hutchinson
SRI International David Balenson Ulf Lindqvist
University of California, Berkeley Anthony Joseph
University of California, Davis Matt Bishop Hao Chen
University of Idaho James Alves-Foss Gregory Donohoe
University of Illinois David Nicol Zbigniew Kalbarczyk
University of Massachusetts Amherst Emery Berger Amir Houmansadr
University of Tulsa Sujeet Shenoi Mauricio Papa
University of Virginia Anh Nguyen Jack Davidson
Executive Committee

Denise Anthony (Dartmouth College)

Denise Anthony is Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, and Professor and past-Chair (2007-11) in the Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College. From 2008-2013 she was Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth. Anthony’s work explores issues of cooperation, trust and privacy in a variety of settings, from health care delivery to micro-credit borrowing groups to online groups such as Wikipedia and Prosper.com. Her current work examines the use of information technology in health care, including effects on quality, on the organization of health care, as well as the implications for the privacy and security of protected health information. Her multi-disciplinary research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and others, and published in sociology as well as in health policy and computer science journals, including among others the American Sociological Review, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and IEEE Pervasive Computing. Prior to her appointment at Dartmouth, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Michigan from 1997-1999. Anthony holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Connecticut.

Bruce J. Bakis (The MITRE Corporation)

Bruce J. Bakis is a Principal Cyber Security Engineer with The MITRE Corporation, a not-for-profit organization in the United States chartered to work in the public interest. Bakis serves on the Steering Committee of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, a cross-sector cyber threat information sharing consortium based in New England. He also serves on the Cyber Security Council at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to help identify advanced educational needs for cyber security. Bakis received his BS in Mathematics and MS in Computer Science from Northeastern University.

David Balenson (SRI International)

David Balenson is a Senior Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. Balenson works to drive R&D organizations and efforts to develop innovative solutions to challenging cybersecurity needs, and provides primary support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD). His roles for CSD include technical support, subject matter expertise, and project management for programs including the Cyber Physical System Security (CPSSEC) program, the Automotive Cybersecurity Industry Consortium (ACIC), and the Transition to Practice (TTP) program. Balenson was the co-PI for the NSF-funded Cybersecurity Experimentation of the Future (CEF) project, a community-based effort to study current and expected cybersecurity experimentation infrastructure and to produce a strategic plan and roadmap for developing infrastructure that supports tomorrow’s research. Prior to his work at SRI, Balenson was a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), where he was the CONOPS lead for JHU/APL’s DARPA-funded National Cyber Range (NCR) Phase II Prototype effort. Balenson has also served as Division Manager for SPARTA’s Security Research Division, which conducted fundamental and applied R&D for DARPA, DHS S&T, and other government customers; and as a Director at McAfee Research, where he helped direct advanced cyber security research, business development, marketing, and technology transfer activities for a leading cybersecurity company. Balenson has worked as an Associate Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University, teaching graduate-level courses on cryptography, network security, and advanced computer security research topics. Balenson hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Matt Bishop (University of California, Davis)

Matt Bishop received his PhD in Computer Science from Purdue University, where he specialized in computer security. He was a research scientist at the Research Institute of Advanced Computer Science and was on the faculty at Dartmouth College before joining the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. Bishop’s main research area is the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems, including modeling them, building tools to detect vulnerabilities, and ameliorating or eliminating them. This includes detecting and handling all types of malicious logic. He is active in the areas of network security, the study of denial of service attacks and defenses, policy modeling, software assurance testing, and formal modeling of access control. Bishop is interested in electronic voting, was a member of the RABA study for Maryland, as well as one of the two principle investigators of the California Top-to-Bottom Review, which performed a technical review of all electronic voting systems certified in the State of California. Bishop is active in information assurance education. His textbook, “Computer Security: Art and Science,” was published in December 2002 by Addison-Wesley Professional. He teaches introductory programming, software engineering, operating systems, and (of course) computer security.

Diana L. Burley (The George Washington University)

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is executive director and chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who, in 2014, was named the cybersecurity educator of the year by the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) and as one of the top ten influencers in information security careers by Careers Info Security magazine. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce and she currently co-chairs the ACM Joint Task Force on Security Education. Dr. Burley has written more than 60 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change – including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.” Prior to GW, she served as a program director at The National Science Foundation where she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program. Based on her work at NSF, she was honored by the Federal CIO Council and CISSE for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cyber security workforce. She served several years as research co-pi of the National CyberWatch Center and two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013). Dr. Burley’s board service includes: AlphaTech Group, George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering Department of IS&T, Goodwill Industries International, Norfolk State University IA-REDI, and Open Mind. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; an M.S. in Public Management and Policy, an M.S. in Organization Science, and a Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

Richard M. “Dickie” George (Johns Hopkins University)

Richard M. “Dickie” George is the Senior Advisor for Cyber Security at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. At the Lab, he works on a number of projects sponsored by the U.S. Government and provides oversight on additional efforts. Prior to joining APL, he worked at the National Security Agency as a mathematician from 1970 until his retirement in 2011. While at the NSA, George wrote more than 125 peer-reviewed technical papers on cryptomathematical subjects, ranging from new mathematical methods for attacking cryptographic algorithms, to security evaluations of complex systems. While there, his work was recognized by the Cryptomath Institute as the most important mathematical contribution to the Agency’s mission in 1980, by two Presidential Rank awards, a Superior Technical Award,and a Distinguished Senior Technical Achievement Award. George was also was elected to Distinguished Member status into both the Kryptos (Cryptanalytic Society) and the CMI (Cryptomath Society). He served as the Technical Director of the Information Assurance Directorate for eight years until his retirement.

Martin N. Wybourne (Dartmouth College)

Martin Wybourne is the Senior Vice Provost of Dartmouth College, as well as the Francis and Mildred Sears Professor of Physics. Wybourne joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1997 following 10 years at the University of Oregon. Before moving to Oregon he led the Phonon Physics Research Team in the Long Range Research Laboratory, General Electric Corporation Research Laboratories, London. Trained as a condensed matter physicist, he carries out interdisciplinary research focused on the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of nano-scale systems that range from semiconductor devices to nanoparticles organized on biological molecules. Wybourne has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and holds nine patents. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie, L’Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and has chaired a number of premier international physics conferences. In 1998 he was elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and in 2007 was awarded a Doctor of Science degree by the University of Nottingham. At Dartmouth, Martin has served as the Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Sciences. Wybourne holds both a bachelor’s degree and a PhD in Physics from the University of Nottingham. Professor Wybourne is chair emeritus of the I3P.

Staff

Diana Burley

Executive Director

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is Executive Director and Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) and full professor of human & organizational learning at The George Washington University. She is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert who, in 2014, was named the cybersecurity educator of the year by the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (CISSE) and as one of the top ten influencers in information security careers by Careers Info Security magazine. In 2013, she served as co-Chair of the US National Research Council Committee on Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce and she currently co-chairs the ACM Joint Task Force on Security Education. Dr. Burley has written more than 60 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change – including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.” Prior to GW, she served as a program director at The National Science Foundation where she managed a multi-million dollar computer science education and research portfolio and led the CyberCorps program. Based on her work at NSF, she was honored by the Federal CIO Council and CISSE for outstanding efforts toward the development of the federal cyber security workforce. She served several years as research co-PI of the National CyberWatch Center and two appointments on the Cyber Security Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Technology & Science (2012, 2013). Dr. Burley’s board service includes: AlphaTech Group, George Mason University Volgenau School of Engineering Department of IS&T, Goodwill Industries International, Norfolk State University IA-REDI, and Open Mind. She holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; an M.S. in Public Management and Policy, an M.S. in Organization Science, and a Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow.

David Balenson (SRI International)

Research Director

David Balenson is Vice-chair of the I3P and a Senior Computer Scientist in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. Balenson works to drive R&D organizations and efforts to develop innovative solutions to challenging cybersecurity needs, and provides primary support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD). His roles for CSD include technical support, subject matter expertise, and project management for programs including the Cyber Physical System Security (CPSSEC) program, the Automotive Cybersecurity Industry Consortium (ACIC), and the Transition to Practice (TTP) program. Balenson was the co-PI for the NSF-funded Cybersecurity Experimentation of the Future (CEF) project, a community-based effort to study current and expected cybersecurity experimentation infrastructure and to produce a strategic plan and roadmap for developing infrastructure that supports tomorrow’s research. Prior to his work at SRI, Balenson was a member of the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), where he was the CONOPS lead for JHU/APL’s DARPA-funded National Cyber Range (NCR) Phase II Prototype effort. Balenson has also served as Division Manager for SPARTA’s Security Research Division, which conducted fundamental and applied R&D for DARPA, DHS S&T, and other government customers; and as a Director at McAfee Research, where he helped direct advanced cyber security research, business development, marketing, and technology transfer activities for a leading cybersecurity company. Balenson has worked as an Associate Professorial Lecturer at The George Washington University, teaching graduate-level courses on cryptography, network security, and advanced computer security research topics. Balenson hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

Heather Drinan

Associate Director

Heather Drinan holds an AB from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Previously, she worked on committee staff at the US Senate, as a data analyst at the Drug Enforcement Administration, and as a communications consultant for William M. Mercer. Drinan has been at the I3P since July 2004.

Delores Gibson

Assistant Director of Operations

Delores Gibson was recruited for this position at the I3P after serving as a Program Manager within the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. She earned a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also supported the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering as their Associate Director.

Senior Research Associates

The I3P Senior Research Associate position provides an option for individual representatives to continue a relationship with the I3P when they transfer to a non-member institution. The position lasts up to two years from the date of transfer. If the new institution becomes a member of the I3P within two years, the position will terminate when the new institutional membership starts.

Current Associates:

Kelly Caine
Clemson University
Assistant Professor
Human-Centered Computing
Division of the School of Computing

Kevin Fu
University of Michigan
Associate Professor
Division of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Postdoctoral Fellows

From 2004 to 2011, the I3P sponsored a postdoctoral research fellowship program, with annual awards granted according to the merit of the proposed work, the extent to which the proposed work explores creative and original concepts, and the potential impact of the topic on the U.S. information infrastructure.

The program offered an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research at an I3P member institution, while helping build a nationwide cadre of cyber security experts. Prospective applicants were expected to contribute to the overall depth and breadth of critical infrastructure research in the U.S. and to address a core area of research, which included trustworthy computing, enterprise security management, secure systems engineering, network response and recovery, identity management and forensics, wireless computing and metrics, as well as the legal, policy and economic dimensions of security.

The following researchers were recipients of an I3P Postdoctoral Fellowship:

2010-2011

Minyoung Kim

SRI International: “Security Across Multi-layered Systems”

Sean Whalen

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Davis: “Metric-based Anomaly Detection”

2009-2010

Earl Barr

University of California at Davis:  “Validate, Verify, and Construct Secure Database-Intensive Web Services”

David Dagon

Georgia Tech Information Security Center: “A Proposal for Critical Infrastructure Monitoring, Analysis, and Protection”

2008-2009

Michael E. Locasto

George Mason University: “Open Taint: Flexible and Automatic Dataflow Tagging and Control for User-Level Programs”
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Calgary

Shishir Nagaraja

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Structure of Peer-to-peer Botnets: Strengths and Limitations”
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois and Assistant Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

2007-2008

Kenneth Crowther

University of Virginia: “Risk-based Identity Management for Flexible Regional Emergency Response Plans”
Current Position: Multi-Disciplined Systems Engineer, The MITRE Corporation

Ruy DeOliveria

Purdue University: “Collaborative Attacks in Wireless Networks.”
Current Position: Professor of Computation, Eletro-Electronic and Telecommunications at The Federal Institute of Education, Cuiabà-MT, Brazil

Sean Peisert

University of California, Davis: “Forensic Analysis through Goal-Oriented Logging”
Current Position: Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California Davis and Research Scientist at the Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2006–2007

Ashish Gehani

SRI International: “Verifying Multimedia Sensor Data Provenance”
Current Position: Computer Scientist at SRI International

Kazuhiro Minami

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: “Distributed Authorization in Virtual Organization”
Current Position: Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Patrick Reynolds

Cornell University: “A New Operating System for Trusted Computing”
Current Position: Engineer at BlueStripe Software

Robin Sommer

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: “Distributed Cooperative Security Monitoring”
Current Position: Staff Researcher in the networking group at the International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA and a member of the Advanced Computing for Science Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Nikos Triandopoulos

Dartmouth College: “Algorithms for High-Assurance in Cyber Security”
Current Position: Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS) at Boston University. Adjunct research faculty at Brown University’s CS Department

2005–2006

Hao Chen

University of California, Davis: “Secure Systems and Network Response and Recovery”
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis

Fariborz Farahmand

Purdue University: “Measuring, Managing and Mitigating Information Security Risk”
Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

Jonathan Herzog

The MITRE Corporation: “Trusted Cryptographic Devices and Sub-systems”
Current Position: Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratories

2004–2005

Guanling Chen

Dartmouth College: “Secure and Dependable Information Systems, Grid Computing”
Current Position: Associate Professor at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and Affiliate Faculty at the Institute of Security Technology Studies at Dartmouth College

Xiaoxin Wu

Purdue University: “Wireless Networks and Wireless Communications, Supporting Quality of Service in Hierarchical Wireless Networks”
Current Position: Department of Intel Communication Technology China Lab, Beijing China