Associate Professor / Tenured Associate Chair for Research, Department of Information Sciences and Technology - Associate Director, Center for Secure Information Systems
Building: Research Hall
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology at George Mason University, and I serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Secure Information Systems (CSIS). I received my PhD degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2005 from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, and joined George Mason University in 2011 after serving as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park. My research interests are in the area of Information and Network Security, with particular emphasis on Modeling and Detection of Cyber Attacks, Cyber Situational Awareness, Network Hardening, Moving Target Defense, and Adaptive Cyber Defense. I have participated in sponsored research projects totaling $10.7M, with a personal share of $2.7M. I hold a U.S. Patent and I have co-authored a book, 16 book chapters, and over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. I am one of the three recipients of the 2014 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award, one of the most prestigious honors at Mason.
2014 - 2017: Extra-Curricular Activities to support Educational Programs in Information Technology Entrepreneurship. Funded by VentureWell.
2014 - 2016 : E-Mow: Biomass-Powered Robot Harvester. Funded by VentureWell.
2014 - 2015: Effective CSA Assessment and Training. Funded by Sandia Research Corporation.
2013 - 2016: Adversarial and Uncertain Reasoning for Adaptive Cyber Defense: Building the Scientific Foundations Army Research Office.
- PhD, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Naples Federico II
- MS, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Naples Federico II
- BA, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Naples Federico II