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Cyber Academic Group Chair Dr. Clark Robertson

CAG Chair Dr Clark RobertsonClark Robertson joined the ECE faculty at NPS in June, 1989. He was awarded the Richard W. Hamming Teaching Award in 2008. Prof. Robertson has been the Chair of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept. since January, 2010.  In October 2015 he was selected to be the Cyber Academic Group Chair.

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David L. Alderson

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

Research Interests

Modeling and analysis of critical infrastructures, with particular emphasis on how to invest limited resources to ensure efficient and resilient performance in the face of accidents, failures, natural disasters, or deliberate attacks. Emphasis on tradeoffs between efficiency, complexity, and fragility in a wide variety of public and private cyber-physical systems.

CDR Pablo Breuer, USN

Information Dominance Center of Excellence

Raymond R. Buettner, Jr.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

Karen Burke

Research Associate Professor
MS, Southern Illinois University, 1979

Research Interests

Information Assurance, Government policy

Scott Coté

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000

Research Interests

Network design and integration, wireless networking, network security and robotics.

Rudy Darken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 1993

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human cognition and behavior models for simulations

Duane Davis

Research Assistant Professor, Ph.D., 2006, Naval Postgraduate School. 

Research Interests

Robotic swarms and cooperative multi-vehicle systems, ethics in autonomous systems, robot control architectures, and cyber operations policy and strategy.

Dorothy Denning

Distinguished Professor (2002)
Ph.D, Purdue University

Research Interests

Conflict in Cyberspace; Cyber Security; Trust, Influence and Networks

Chris Eagle

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995

Research Interests

Computer Network Attack/Defense/Exploitation, Computer Forensics, Reverse Engineering.

John D. (JD) Fulp

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996

Research Interests

Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure, Design of Secure Networks

Shelley P. Gallup

Research Associate Professor (1999)
Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 1998

Research Interests

Research interests are in knowledge systems, Organization development, Research methods applied to complex systems

Mark Gondree

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 2009

Ted Huffmire

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007

Research Interests

Computer Architecture, Computer Security

Wade L. Huntley

Senior Lecturer, NSA & CAG
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1993

Cynthia Irvine

Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Information Systems Security Studies and Research
Ph.D., Case Western University, 1975

Research Interests

Information Assurance, Multilevel Security, High Assurance Security Engineering, Network Security, Security Models, Distributed Systems Security, Security Requirements Engineering, Information Assurance Pedagogy, Systems Architecture

Scott Jasper, CAPT, USN (ret)

PhD Candidate at the University of Reading, U.K.

Research/Teaching Interests

Cyber Security Policy and Practice, Cyber Deterrence Strategies

Joe LoPiccolo, CIO and Director of ITACS


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986

Research Interests

Cyber Security, Risk Assessment, Cognitive Modeling, Runtime Monitoring, Cyber-Physical Systems, Autonomous Systems, Network & Communications Systems, Distributed Systems of Systems, and C4ISR Modeling and Simulation, Data Science, Document Conversion, Reliable Software Architectures, Rapid Prototyping & Agile Methods for Software Automation.

Dr. John McEachen

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Eric McMullen

LCDR, USN, Lecturer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2013

Research Interests

Human Factors in Simulation, Supervisory Control of UAVs

Thuy Nguyen

Research Associate
B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1982

Research Interests

Advanced Topics in Computer Security, Trusted Operating Systems and Kernels, Multilevel Security Applications, Common Criteria Evaluation for High Robustness Systems, Secure Web Services

Alan Shaffer

Senior Lecturer (2016)
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008

Research Interests

Security modeling of systems; high assurance system verification; formal methods analysis; network virtualization.  Research interests moving toward data science and cloud computing.

Man-Tak Shing

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 1981

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Real-Time Systems Modeling and Scheduling, Software Architectures for embedded and distributed systems, Computer-Aided Prototyping, Software Re-engineering, Engineering Automation for Computer Based System

Pante Stanica

Ph.D. in Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998; Doctorate in Mathematics, University of Bucharest, 1998.  

Research Interests

Cryptography, Boolean functions, Number Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Combinatorics.

CDR Zachary Staples, USN

Director, Center for Cyber Warfare
Master of Arts, NPS 2003

Research/Teaching interests

Maritime cyber security

Dr. Preetha Thulasirama

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2010

Research/Teaching Interests

Wireless and cyber networks, cybersecurity

CAPT Dan Verhuel, USN

Director, Information Dominance Center for Excellence

Dr. Lonnie Wilson

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering