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Mason Engineering experts will highlight cybersecurity research for their partners

Written by Nanci Hellmich

“Mason Engineering has a robust cybersecurity program that crosses disciplinary engineering boundaries and includes robots, drones, autonomous vehicles, health care, smart cities, and the electrical grid,” says J.P. Auffret, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering and Director, Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative, School of Business.

Mason Engineering cybersecurity experts will give an overview of the school’s recent advances in cyber research at a breakfast Tuesday, May 15.

Dean Ken Ball is hosting the briefing for industry and government partners at the Center for the Arts Building on the Fairfax Campus. About 100 leaders in cybersecurity are expected to attend.

“Mason Engineering has a robust cybersecurity program that crosses disciplinary engineering boundaries and includes robots, drones, autonomous vehicles, health care, smart cities, and the electrical grid,” says J. P. Auffret. “Our research is practice-oriented. The idea is to bring the innovations to industry and government.”

Liza Wilson Durant, Mason Engineering’s associate dean of strategic initiatives and community engagement, says, “Forums, such as the dean’s breakfast briefing, provide the opportunity for researchers to bring the latest results of their work directly to innovators in industry and government and engage in direct dialogue with the constituents of our research enterprise.”

Speakers include:

  • Angelos Stavrou, director of CARE, who will discuss distributed defenses/distributed denial of service.
  • Gheorghe Tecuci, professor of computer science, on evidence-based detection of advanced persistent threats.
    Duminda Wijesekera, co-director of CARE and professor of computer science, on the safety of connected vehicular systems.
  • Mark Pullen, director of the Center of Excellence in Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Intelligence, and Cyber, on coalition military training for cyber-active environments based on C2-simulation interoperation.
  • Jim Jones, an associate professor in the digital forensics and cyber analysis program in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, on the decay and analysis of residual digital artifacts.
    Bruce Maas, emeritus CIO, University of Wisconsin-Madison, on research and university CIO/CISO collaborations.
  • J. P. Auffret, associate director of CARE, on furthering local government cybersecurity capability and governance through cross jurisdiction partnering.

The event is by invitation only and aims to give industry and government partners and other guests a chance to meet Mason cyber faculty and hear about some of the school’s research activities.

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Christina Batcheler

Christina Batcheler Program Operations & Public Relations Specialist Research Partnerships & Grants Initiative, School of Business Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University http://business.gmu.edu/partnerships-grants/ http://care.gmu.edu/ cbatchel@gmu.edu P: 703-993-3746 Cell: 703-868-2488 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 *For our latest news, please go to our blog at: http://business.gmu.edu/blog/tech/category/research/ *To receive our news via email periodically, please send your email to: cbatchel@gmu.edu. *Follow our tweets at: https://twitter.com/masoncyber *Join our Meetup Group for upcoming events at: https://www.meetup.com/Cybersecurity-Innovation-Forum/

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