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Cybersecurity Seminar Speaker Bios

Carl E. Landwehr, PhD - University of Michigan

Carl E. Landwehr is an American computer scientist whose research focus is cybersecurity and trustworthy computing. His work has addressed the identification of software vulnerabilities toward high assurance software development, architectures for intrusion-tolerant and multilevel security systems, token-based authentication, and system evaluation and certification methods.

Carl Landwehr has developed and led cybersecurity research programs at the National Science Foundation (2001-2004, 2009-2011), IARPA (2005-2009), Mitretek Systems and the Naval Research Laboratory (1982-1999). From 2007 to 2010, he served as editor-in-chief of IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine as well as associate editor of several IEEE journals. He was a member of DARPA's Information Science and Technology Study Group and has served on several studies for the National Academy of Sciences. Research begun while visiting at the Isaac Newton Institute at Cambridge eventually led to the development of a patent for a secure identification system held by Dr. Landwehr and Daniel Latham.

Carl Landwehr holds degrees from Yale University (BS) and the University of Michigan (MS, PhD).While at Michigan, he worked for the Merit Network, currently the longest running regional computer network in the United States. He has taught and lectured widely, including at Purdue University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech University, and the University of Maryland. He is currently a lead research scientist at the Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute at George Washington University. In 2015 and 2016, Dr. Landwehr was the visiting McDevitt Professor of Computer Science at the McDevitt Center for Creativity and Innovation of LeMoyne College to develop and teach an inter-disciplinary undergraduate course entitled "Cybersecurity for Future Presidents". In 2019, he became a visiting professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Division of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Landwehr joined the Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology in September 2016.

Dr. Landwehr is an IEEE Fellow and has received various awards, including the ACM SIGSAC's Outstanding Contribution Award and the National Science Foundation Director's Award for Meritorious Service. He was a member of the founding class inducted into the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.


Fred B. Schneider, PhD - Cornell University

Fred B. Schneider is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science and former Department Chair of Computer Science at Cornell University. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB). He is the Founding Chair of the National Academies Forum on Cyber Resilience.


Lorrie Faith Cranor, DSc - Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Faith Cranor is the Director and Bosch Distinguished Professor in Security and Privacy Technologies of CyLab and the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also co-director of the Collaboratory Against Hate: Research and Action Center at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. She directs the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS) and co-directs the Privacy Engineering program. In 2016 she served as Chief Technologist at the US Federal Trade Commission. She is also a co-founder of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc, a security awareness training company that was acquired by Proofpoint. She has authored over 200 research papers on online privacy, usable security, and other topics. She has played a key role in building the usable privacy and security research community, having co-edited the seminal book Security and Usability and founded the Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). She also co-founded the Conference on Privacy Engineering Practice and Respect (PEPR). She is a fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and AAAS.


Kevin T. Kornegay, PhD - Morgan State University

Kevin T. Kornegay received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively. He is currently the IoT Security Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Assurance and Policy (CAP) Center for Academic Excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. His research interests include hardware assurance, reverse engineering, secure embedded systems, side-­‐channel analysis, and differential fault analysis. Dr. Kornegay serves or has served on the technical program committees of several international conferences including the IEEE Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST), EEE Secure Development Conference (SECDEV), USENIX Security 2020, the IEEE Physical Assurance and Inspection of Electronics (PAINE), and the ACM Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI). He is the recipient of numerous awards, including He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Partnership Award, National Semiconductor Faculty Development Award, and the General Motors Faculty Fellowship Award. He is currently a senior member of the IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor societies.


Stefan Savage, PhD - University of California, San Diego

Stefan Savage is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Applied History from Carnegie Mellon University. He currently serves as the co-director for UCSD's Center for Network Systems (CNS). Savage is a full-time empiricist, whose research interests lie at the intersection of computer security, distributed systems and networking. Savage is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a MacArthur Fellow, an ACM Fellow, and is the recipient of ACM's Prize in Computing and AAAS' Golden Goose award. He currently holds the Irwin and Joan Jacobs Chair in Information and Computer Science, but is a fairly down-to-earth guy and only writes about himself in the third person when asked.


Christian Dameff, MD - University of California, San Diego

Dr. Christian Dameff is an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine, Biomedical Informatics, and Computer Science (affiliate) at the University of California San Diego. At UCSD Health he was hired as the nation’s first Medical Director of Cyber Security. Published clinical works include post cardiac arrest care including therapeutic hypothermia, novel drug targets for acute myocardial infarction patients, ventricular fibrillation waveform analysis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality and optimization, dispatch assisted CPR, teletoxicology, clinical applications of wearables, and electronic health records. Dr. Dameff is also a hacker and security researcher interested in the intersection of healthcare, patient safety, and cybersecurity. He has spoken at some of the world’s most prominent Cyber Security forums including DEFCON, RSA, Blackhat, and BSides, and is one of the cofounders of the CyberMed Summit, a novel multidisciplinary conference with emphasis on medical device and infrastructure cybersecurity. Published cybersecurity topics include hacking 911 systems, HL7 messaging vulnerabilities, and malware.


Ross J. Anderson, PhD - Edinburgh University / University of Cambridge

Ross J. Anderson is the author of Security Engineering and a professor at Edinburgh University and University of Cambridge, UK. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Ross is a pioneer and world leader in security engineering, and is distinguished for starting a number of new areas of research in hardware, software and systems. His early work on how systems fail established a base of empirical evidence for building threat models for a wide range of applications from banking to healthcare. He has made trailblazing contributions that helped establish a number of new research topics, including security usability, hardware tamper-resistance, information hiding, and the analysis of application programming interfaces. He is also one of the founders of the study of information security economics, which not only illuminates where the most effective attacks and defences may be found, but is also of fundamental importance to making policy for the information society.