Teaching and Learning


Visible to the public Competitions: Build it and They Will Play

Nicholas Weaver received a B.A. in Astrophysics and Computer Science in 1995, and my Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of California at Berkeley. Although his dissertation was on novel FPGA architectures, Nick was also interested in Computer Security, including postulating the possibility of very fast computer worms in 2001. In 2003, Nicholas Weaver joined ICSI, first as a postdoc and then as a staff researcher. His primary research focus is on network security, notably worms, botnets, and other internet-scale attacks, and network measurement.


Visible to the public Skills Based Cyber Exercises

COL Ronald C Dodge Jr., PhD, is an active duty Colonel in the Army and is an Associate Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the United States Military Academy. He is the Associate Dean for Information and Education Technology and teaches operating systems and security courses. Ron's current research focuses are information warfare, virtualization, security protocols, and performance planning and capacity management. He is a frequent speaker at national and international IA conferences.


Visible to the public Piloting a Secure System Design Competition

Dr. Ben Cook is currently acting senior manager of Sandia National Laboratories' Information and Cognitive Sciences Group, which focuses on exploratory research in data analytics, visualization, cognitive science and mathematical modeling. This group also provides stewardship of Sandia's Cyber Engineering Research Institute facility in New Mexico.