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Computer Science Department Chair Dr. Peter Denning

Dr. Peter DenningPeter J. Denning is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Computer Science, and Director of the Cebrowski Institute for information innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has held faculty positions at Princeton, Purdue, NASA Ames Research Center, and George Mason University. He is a pioneer in operating systems and computer system performance models. He was a co-founder of CSNET, the award-winning CS community network that bridged between the ARPANET and the NSFNET. He holds 26 awards for technical and service contributions to computing. His latest book, Great Principles of Computing (with Craig Martell), presents a holistic view of computing and its interactions with many fields. He is Editor of Ubiquity, ACM's online magazine about the future of computing.

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Bruce Allen

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Peter Ateshian

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Mikhail AugustonMikhail Auguston - Profile Picture

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Glushkov Cybernetics Institute, 1983

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Programming Languages, Compiler Construction, Testing and Debugging Automation, Visual Programming, Computer Security

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Eric Bachmann

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2000

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Valdis Berzins

Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979

Research Interests

Software Engineering, Computer Aided Design, Software Evolution and Merging, Specification Languages, Computer Languages, Program Synthesis and Verification, Knowledge Representation, Engineering Databases

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Robert Beverly

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Research Interests

Network architecture, systems engineering, Internet measurement, and complex systems. Intersection of networks and machine learning.

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Karen Burke

Research Associate Professor, and Associate  Chair for Academics
MS, Southern Illinois University, 1979

Research Interests

Information Assurance, Government policy

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Paul ClarkPaul Clark - Profile Picture

Faculty Associate Research
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1999

Research Interests

Computer Security Education, Modification of Open Source Operating Systems

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Scott Coté

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 2000

Research Interests

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

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Chris Darken

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University, 1993

Research Interests

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

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Rudy Darken

Professor
DSc, George Washington University, 1995

Research Interests

Virtual environments, Human-computer interaction, Human factors, Training systems, Wireless mobile computing

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Arijit Das

Faculty Associate Research
MS, University of Nevada, 1989

Research Interests

Mobile Devices, Pocket PC, PALM, embedded C, J2ME, Java

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Duane DavisDuane Davis - Profile Picture

Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006

Research Interests

Swarm robotics, robotic ethics, object oriented design, artificial intelligence, and aerial robotic swarms.

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Peter J. Denning

Chair, Department of Computer Science, Director of the Cebrowski Institue and Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968

Research Interests

Publications. Technology and transformation, Networking in network centric operations

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George Dinolt

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

Research Interests

Formal Methods, Computer Security

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Doron DrusinskyDoron Drusinsky - Profile Picture

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1988

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Research Interests

Publications. Harel statecharts, UML, Verification, Formal Methods, Software Testing, Run time Verification, Temporal Pattern Matching, Automatic Test Generation, Real Time Model Checking, Real Time, Low Impact, On-line business rule and security checking, Temporal Logic, Metric Temporal Logic, Probabilistic Temporal Logic, Extended Regular Expressions, Visualization, Programming Applications of Formal Methods, Knowledge models, Temporal Intrusion Pattern Detection

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Chris EagleChris Eagle - Profile Picture

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1995

Research Interests

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

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John D. (JD) Fulp

Senior Lecturer
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1996

Research Interests

Implementation of Public Key Infrastructure, Design of Secure Networks

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John H. Gibson

Research Associate
MS, Naval Postgraduate School, 1990 and 2000

Research Interests

Computer networks (especially under extremely harsh environments, such as shallow water acoustic communications or mobile, low-power, ad hoc networks in support of battlefield operations)

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Mark Gondree

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

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Ted Huffmire

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

Research Interests

Computer Architecture, Computer Security
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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

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Jean Khosalim

Research Associate
B.S., University of California at Los Angeles, 1995


Mathias Kölsch

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004

Research Interests

Computer Vision; Virtual & Augmented Reality, Video Analytics, Artificial Intelligence

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Luqi

Professor
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.

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McCarrin - ProfileMichael McCarrin

Research Associate
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2014

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Eric McMullen

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

Research Interests

Human Factors in Simulation, Supervisory Control of UAVs


Bret Michael

Professor
Ph.D., George Mason University, 1993

Research Interests

Trustworthy and dependable distributed systems, cloud and mobile device computing

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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

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Thomas Otani

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 1983

Research Interests

Object-Oriented Modeling, Visual Query Languages, Software Development for Mobile Devices, Computer Science Education

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Loren Peitso

Senior Lecturer
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2002

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence and learning methods, physically based simulation for uses in virtual environments, training and robotics


Charles Prince

Research Associate
B.S., Oregon State University, 1993

Research Interests

Mobile Devices, Network, Security, Embedded Devices


Justin RohrerRohrer - Profile

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2011

Research Interests

Mobile wireless networks, disruption-tolerant networks (DTNs), software-defined networks, network resilience and survivability

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Neil Rowe

Professor
Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983

Research Interests

Applied Artificial Intelligence

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Alan Shaffer

Senior Lecturer
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.

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David Shifflett

Research Associate
B.S., California State University at Northridge, 1985

Research Interests

Multi-Level Security, High Assurance Computing/Systems, Trusted Networking


Gurminder SinghSingh - Profile Picture

Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Mobile Devices and Communications
Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1989

Research Interests

Wireless Mobile Computing, Mobile Devices, Wireless Data Services

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Marcus S. Stefanou

Assistant Professor
PhD, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008

Research Interests

Data science, space systems engineering, remote sensing information fusion and exploitation

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Michael Thompson

Research Associate
B.S., Marquette University, 1981

Research Interests

Network security simulation based educational games, high assurance multilevel security, software vulnerability analysis tools

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Dennis Volpano

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Oregon Graduate Institute, 1986

Research Interests

Programming Languages, Type Systems, Program Security

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Geoffrey XieGeoff Xie - Profile Picture

Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996

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Research Interests

Network design, configuration, analysis, and validation; Tactical and disruption tolerant networks; Secure handhelds and seamless mobility; Underwater acoustic networks

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Computer Science Department Faculty Openings

Assistant Professor of Computer Science specializing in Cyber Security

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. The focus of Cyber Security includes network and systems security, cloud and distributed security, digital forensics, and cyber-physical systems.

Assistant Professor of Computer Science specializing in Autonomous Systems

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science.  The focus of Autonomous Systems includes machine learning, data-mining, and natural language processing, with emphasis on reasoning over large data sets.