Curriculum Vitae - Erin Lanus

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Ph.D., Computer Science
Cybersecurity Concentration
Advisor: Professor Charles Colbourn
Interaction Testing, Fault Location, and Anonymous Attribute-Based Authorization
Arizona State University
B.A. Psychology
Magna Cum Laude
Arizona State University


E. Lanus, C. J. Colbourn and D. C. Montgomery, "Partitioned Search with Column Resampling for Locating Array Construction," 2019 IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation Workshops (ICSTW), Xi'an, China, 2019, pp. 214-223.

C.J. Colbourn and E. Lanus, Subspace Restrictions and Affine Composition for Covering Perfect Hash Families, Art of Discrete and Applied Mathematics 1 (2018). 1-19.

C.J. Colbourn, E. Lanus, and K. Sarkar, Asymptotic and Constructive Methods for Covering Perfect Hash Families and Covering Arrays, Designs, Codes and Cryptography 86 (2018), 907-937.

E.F. Lanus and E.V. Zieglar, Analysis of a Forced-Latency Defense Against Man-in-the-Middle Attacks, Journal of Information Warfare 16 (2017), 66-78.

Talks, Conferences, and Workshops

Fall Technical Conference
  • Talk: Tuning Algorithmic Parameters for Locating Array Construction
Maryland, USA
UMBC Cyber Defense Lab invited talk
  • Talk: Analysis of the Secure Remote Password (SRP) Protocol Using CPSA
Maryland, USA
International Workshop on Combinatorial Testing
  • Talk: Partitioned Search with Column Resampling for Locating Array Construction
Xian, China
Defense and Aerospace Test and Analysis (DATA) Workshop
  • Talk: Constructing Designs for Fault Location
Virginia, USA
Conference on Combinatorics and its Applications
In Celebration of Charlie Colbourn's 65th Birthday
  • Talk: Covering Perfect Hash Families and Covering Arrays
Protocol eXchange
  • Talk: Analysis of a Forced-Latency Defense Against Man-in-the-Middle
Maryland, USA
CRA-W Grad Cohort 2015
  • Poster: Efficient Construction of Intermediate-size Covering Arrays
San Francisco, USA

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Associate
Teaching Assistant:
  • CSE355: Introduction to the Theory of Computation (Spring 2013, Spring 2014)
  • CSE555: Theory of Computation (Spring 2014)
  • CSE100: Principles of Programming with C++ (Spring 2013)
  • CSE110: Principles of Programming with Java (Fall 2013)
  • ASU101-CSE: The ASU Experience (Fall 2012)
Arizona State University

Work and Other Research Experience

Research Assistant Professor
Hume Center, Virginia Tech
Research Fellow
University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Research applying tools for analyzing cryptographic protocols
High Confidence Software and Systems Researcher/NPSC
Federal Government, Department of Defense
  • Summer work experience as part of National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) fellowship program
  • Presented work in progress at Protocol eXchange, a semi-annual workshop for protocol analysis, verification, and related security topics
  • Collaboration with mentor towards application of recently developed features within automated formal methods tool Cryptographic Protocol Shapes Analyzer (CPSA) to a new class of protocols
Lab Manager
Center for BioIntelligence, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
  • Assisted with website design for BioIntelligence Knowledge Network (BIONET)
  • Conducted research regarding measures of the generalized hypergraph of the network
  • Created and delivered workshops in Python programming language and MongoDB for first-time programmers and biologists
  • Supervised HELIOS Scholars summer interns' research projects
Web Manager
The Music Store
  • Responsible for creation/maintenance of web site, e-commerce, online and print advertising and publications
Habilitation Provider
Guthrie Mainstream Services
  • Create lesson and reinforcement plans and evaluate progress for clients with autism
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Psychology Department, Arizona State University
  • Assisted in preparation of digital images and subject testing in study of human face recognition across the age spectrum

Fellowships and Awards

GPSA Outstanding Research Award 2019
National Physical Science Consortium 2014-2019
Computer Science Diversity Fellowship 2012-2013
Graduate Fellowship 2012-2013
Norton Grant for Women's Studies in Religion 2005-2007
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni International Study Abroad Scholarship 2005-2006
Presidents Scholarship 2002-2006

Professional Organization and Society Membership

  • Association for Computing Machinery, Member
  • IEEE Computer Society, Member
  • IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Member
  • Society of Women Engineers, Member