Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University
Software Engineering Institute | Carnegie Mellon University

Staff Profile

Greg Shannon

Greg Shannon

Chief Scientist, CERT Division

Dr. Greg Shannon is the Chief Scientist for the CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas, and promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity. 

Shannon is currently on part-time detail to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the Assistant Director for Cybersecurity Strategy. Shannon has served as the first Chair of IEEE's Cybersecurity Initiative and the General Chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy (2015).  He cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, www.laser-workshop.org). He has testified before Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience, and cyber threats.

Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, with a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.  He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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