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, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). He works to expand the division's research results, impact, and visibility.  Outside of CERT, he works to influence national and international research agendas by promoting data-driven science for cybersecurity.

Shannon is the Chair of IEEE's Cybersecurity Initiative and a co-organizer for the forthcoming DIMACS and IEEE Workshop on Efficient and Scalable Cyber-security using Algorithms Protected by Electricity (ESCAPE, dimacs.rutgers.edu/Workshops/ESCAPE). He cofounded the Workshop on Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER, www.laser-workshop.org).

Prior to joining CERT, Shannon was Chief Scientist at two startups working on statistical anomaly detection in sensor streams, the science of cybersecurity, and insider threats. In earlier positions, he led applied research and development in cybersecurity and data analysis at Lucent Technologies, Lumeta, Ascend Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Indiana University, and his own startup company.

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, on a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.  He is a member of ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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