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:

CPS-SPC 2015 (Oct. 2015)

LASER 2016 (Early/Mid 2016)

S&P 2016 (May 2016)

CSET 2016 (Aug. 2016)

NSPW 2016 (Sept. 2016)

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Associate Adjunct Professor,
Department of Computer Science
University of California, Davis
Staff Scientist,
Computational Research Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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

UC Davis Computer Security Laboratory

I do research in computer security. I am currently particularly interested in vulnerability analysis, software assurance, security metrics, policy modeling and analysis, elections and electronic voting, smart grid security, and the insider threat. 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A longer bio is here and a slightly outdated one is in the Berkeley Lab Expert's Guide.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: 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. 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, major student achievements: Congratulations, Dr. Duan!!! Congratulations, Dr. Singh!!!

Past Student News: Enthusiastic congratulations to my Ph.D student Adrian Chavez, who recently won a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and to my Ph.D student Sisi Duan, who recently won 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: Wednesday, 29-Jul-2015 19:22:11 PDT