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Greg Shannon

Chief Scientist, CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute

Dr. Greg Shannon is the Chief Scientist for the CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas, and promoting formal- and data-driven science for cybersecurity. 

Shannon recently served in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy and led the development of the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan.  Shannon has served as the first Chair of IEEE's Cybersecurity Initiative and as the General Chair for the 2015 IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy.  He founded the CERT Division's Science of Cybersecurity group and cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, www.laser-workshop.org). He has testified before Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience, and cyber threats.

Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, with a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.  He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.