Professor of computer science and independent consultant to U.S. government agencies and private industry with decades of expertise in computer security and digital privacy. 

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University

Career Highlights

  • Founding director of a University’s institute for cyberspace policy
  • Served with several other members appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to advise on what became one of the leading privacy bodies within the U.S. government
  • Taught courses in cryptography, electronic commerce, network security, computer viruses, digital privacy, information warfare, programming languages, data structures, and operating systems
  • Author or editor of five books on computer security and privacy
  • Developed the first course on computer security in a U.S. university
  • Teaching innovations include multidisciplinary courses on network security and electronic commerce and the development of a portable educational network for teaching computer security
  • Television appearances on Nightline, CBS News, Fox Morning News, CNN, CNBC, and others

Expert Qualifications

  • Served as an expert witness in several intellectual property litigations related to technologies for computer systems and computer security
  • Consulting expert to the District of Columbia’s Public Defender Service in a computer-related theft case
  • Expert consultant in cryptography policy and computer fraud cases
  • Expert witness in a computer risk analysis intellectual property case 
  • Testified before the U.S. Congress on computer security and privacy