Gail-Joon Ahn, PhD, CISSP

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor
Director, Center for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Director, Laboratory of Security Engineering for Future Computing
School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering , Arizona State University

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Tempe, AZ 85281
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Tempe, AZ 85287
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Prof. Ahn is Director of Laboratory of Security Engineering for Future Computing (SEFCOM). His principal research and teaching interests are in information and systems security. His research foci include security analytics and big data driven security intelligence, vulnerability and risk management, access control and security architecture for distributed systems, identity and privacy management, cyber crime analysis, security-enhanced computing platforms, and formal models for computer security. His research has been supported by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Office (ARO), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Energy (DoE), Bank of America, CISCO, GoDaddy, Hewlett Packard, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Google, Microsoft and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition, he has received 7 U.S. patents.

He is a recipient of Department of Energy CAREER Award and the Educator of the Year Award from the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA). Prior to ASU, he was an Associate Professor of College of Computing and Informatics and Founding Director of Center for Digital Identity and Cyber Defense Research (DICyDER) at UNC Charlotte. Also, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

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