Sean Peisert

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Photograph of me lecturing at the blackboard (credit: R. Benjamin Shapiro, 2002).

Upcoming events that I'm involved with:

S&P 2017 (May 22–24, 2017)

CSET 2017 (Aug. 2017)

NSPW 2017 (Sept. 2017)

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Associate Adjunct Professor,
Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Davis

Staff Scientist,
Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Chief Cybersecurity Strategist,
Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)

Faculty Member,
UC Davis Graduate Group in Computer Science
UC Davis Graduate Group in Forensic Science
UC Davis Graduate Group in Health Informatics

I do research in computer security, including in intrusion detection, computer forensics, vulnerability analysis, insider threats, elections, and security metrics. I am currently particularly interested in control system and cyber-physical system security, and security in high-performance computing environments. I also teach and advise grad students. I occasionally do some consulting.

I received my Ph.D., Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). I was a 2007–2008 I3P Fellow.

A longer bio is here and a slightly outdated one is in the Berkeley Lab Expert's Guide.

What's new:

April 2016: I am co-leading the Open Science CyberThreat Profile (OSCTP) effort along with Michael Dopheide of ESnet and Von Welch and Susan Sons of IU's Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure (CTSC).

January 19, 2016: I am Chief Cybersecurity Strategist for CENIC and Director of the CENIC/ESnet Joint Cybersecurity Initiative.

January 1, 2016: I am the vice chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Security & Privacy.

Older News: I was the General Chair of the 36th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy ("Oakland"). I chaired the DOE ASCR Cybersecurity Workshop in early 2015 and edited the subsequent report, and chaired the DOE ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity Workshop in June 2015 and also edited the subsequent report for that workshop.

I guest edited the Nov/Dec 2014 special issue of IEEE Security & Privacy magazine on Energy Sector Control Systems.

I teach Computer Security in Health Informatics annually in the UC Davis School of Medicine.

Recent Student News:

October 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Sisi Duan on winning an Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship and joining the Computational Data Analytics Group at Oak Ridge National Lab!

March 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Anhad Singh on finishing his dissertation!

December 2014: Congratulations to Dr. Sisi Duan on finishing her dissertation!

December 2013: Enthusiastic congratulations to my Ph.D student Adrian Chavez, for winning a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)!

December 2013: Enthusiastic congratulations to my Ph.D student Sisi Duan, for winning a Leiv Eiriksson mobility programme award!

Contact Info

Dept. of Computer Science
University of California, Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616-8562

Email: (PGP/GPG Key)

Phone: (530) 746-8717

Office Location: 2111 Watershed (directions)

Office Hours this quarter: By appointment or by chance.

Last modified: Friday, 24-Jun-2016 12:35:20 PDT