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Cyber Academic Group Administration

Academic Dean

Gordon McCormick serves as CAG's Academic Dean. He also serves as Dean of the Graduate School of Operations and Infornation Science. He formally served as the founding Chair of the Defense Analysis Department since 1992. He continues to be actively involved with U.S. Special Operations and the NPS Special Operations and Irregular Warfare curriculum serving as the current Academic Associate for this degree program.

CAG Chair

Professor Dan C. Boger is currently Chair of the Cyber Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. He has previously served as Executive Director of the National Security Institute, Vice President and Dean of Research, as well as Dean of the Division of Computer and Information Sciences and Operations. He has also served as Chairman of the Computer Science Department, the Information Warfare Academic Group, the Command and Control Academic Group, and the Information Systems Academic Group at the Naval Postgraduate School. Professor Boger holds a B.S. in Management Science from the University of Rochester, an M.S. in Management Science from the Naval Postgraduate School, and both an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Econometrics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Associate Chair for Education

Sharon Runde 

Asset Publisher Asset Publisher

John Arquilla

Professor and Chair of Defense Analysis
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991

Research Interests

Revolution in military affairs, information-age conflict, and irregular warfare.

Kathryn Aten

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2009

Research Interests

Technology adoption, technology-mediated collaboration and learning, technology inclusion and adjustment.

Dan Boger

Professor and Chair of Information Sciences
Ph.D., UC Berkley, 1979

CAPT Clark Bone, USN

Senior Intel Officer

Doug Brinkley

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2003

Research Interests

Instructional technology and distance education, information technology management, local area network administration, and IT support optimization.

Raymond R. Buettner, Jr.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003

Research Interests

Computational modeling of social and organizational systems, strategic communications and information operations, systems engineering, and communal knowledge systems.

Karen Burke

Research Associate Professor
MA, Southern Illinois University, 1979

Research Interests

Information Assurance, Government policy

Scott Coté

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000

Research Interests

Computer and Information Systems Security, Network design and integration, wireless networking, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and robotics, and distance and distributed learning.

Rudy Darken

Associate Professor
DSc., George Washington University, 1995

Research Interests

Virtual environments, usability engineering, training systems, wireless mobile computing, 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)
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D, Purdue University, 1975

Research Interests

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

Peter Denning

Chairman for Computer Science
Ph.D., MIT, 1968

Research Interests

Technology and transformation, data science, foundational practices of innovation, great principles of computing, STEM education.

George Dinolt

Professor of Practice in Cyber Operations
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1971

Chris Eagle

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995

Research Interests

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

Nelson Emmons

Associate Dean for GSOIS

Christian Fitzpatrick

Faculty Associate for Research
Computer & Information Programs Office
MS, NPS, 2009

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

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

Research Interests

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

Bob Garza

MS, Golden Gate University, 2000

Bob Goodwin

Director for Cybersecurity
MS, NPS, 1991

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

Teaching Interests

Cyber policy and strategy, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons: proliferation and non-proliferation, northeast Asian security, and international relations theory and practice.

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, University of Reading, U.K., 2018

Research/Teaching Interests

Cyber Security Policy and Practice, Cyber Deterrence Strategies

Ray Jones

MS, National Defense University, 2006

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.

CDR Thor Martinsen, USN, PhD

Assistant Professor
PhD, Naval Postgraduate School, 2017

Research Interests

Cryptography & Coding Theory, Cyber Warfare, Computer Security, Electronic Warfare

Randy Maule

Research Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Florida, 1987

John McEachen

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., Yale University, 1995

Research Interests

Steganographic communications, complexity theory applied to network infrastructure, video distribution and analysis over computer networks, computer network security.

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

Walter Owen

Associate Chair Distributed Programs & Outreach
DPA, Golden Gate University, 2003

Research Interests

Defense Systems Acquisition: Acquisition Policy, Education & Training, Program Management, New Business Development, Logistics Support and Cycle Time Analysis; Systems Engineering: Integrated Product & Process Development, Risk Management, Configuration Management, Modeling & Simulation and Requirements Analysis; General Management: Organizational Transformation, Team Building, Leadership, Systems Theory, Total Quality Theory and Strategic Management; Public Administration: Public Policy, Program Evaluation, Performance Measurement; Distributed and Distance Learning: Effectiveness Studies, Business Models, Assessment Tools, Interactive Instructional Designs and Training for Educators.

Craig Rasmussen

Professor and Chair of Applied Mathematics
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver, 1980

Research Interests

Graph theory and combinatorics.

Mark Rhoades

Senior Lecturer
MS, NPS, 2006

Research Interests

Risk analysis and management, systems engineering, systems architecture, systems assessment and reliability, space systems technologies and applications.

Clark Robertson

Chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1983

Research Interests

Spread spectrum communications, wireless local area networks, cellular communications.

Neil Rowe

Professor in Computer Science
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983

Research Interests

Applied Artificial Intelligence

Sharon Runde

Faculty Associate for Research
Cyber Academic Group Associate Chair for Education
MS Program Management, NPS, 2014

Research Interests

Artificial intelligence, strategic decision making, and decision support systems.

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.

Keith Snider

Professor of Public Administration and Management
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1997

Research Interests

Defense acquisition policy and project management

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.

Dr. Preetha Thulasirama

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

Research/Teaching Interests

Wireless and cyber networks, cybersecurity

Dr. Lonnie Wilson

Professor Emeritus, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

Research Interests

Radar, EW-ES Receivers, digital signal processing, EA jamming, counter RF IEDs receivers.