Computer Security and Information Assurance

Computer security and information assurance encompasses network security, information warfare, cryptography, information policy, and computer forensics to detect and prevent malicious intrusion or destruction of vital government and business computer systems and networks.

 

Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-9751
Email: cheng@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Xiuzhen "Susan" Cheng's research spans the broad area of wireless networking and mobile computing. She is currently working on a few projects that tackle the challenges of efficient network resource management, role-based access control and secure communications, dynamic spectrum access, and economically-robust/secure auctions. Professor Cheng is also interested in applying wireless networking to public health. She has been working on target vaccination based on social networks, security and privacy concerns in wireless body area networks, and safety enhancement via vehicle networks.


Hyeong-Ah Choi

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-5916
Email: hchoi@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Hyeong-Ah Choi's research lab centers its activities on graph and optimization algorithms in network problems and on analysis and design of algorithms relevant to modern massive data problems. Current projects include the development of low-complexity algorithms to find underutilized wireless channels in cognitive radio networks and the analysis of modern online education content in finding optimal learning paths.


Lance Hoffman

Lance Hoffman

Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-4955
Email: lanceh@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Lance Hoffman's research deals with all aspects of cybersecurity and privacy. With Professor Rachelle Heller, he is the principal investigator for GW's CyberCorps cybersecurity scholarship program. Together with Professor Carl Landwehr, he was in charge of the program for the Secure and Trustworthy Computing Conference of NSF Principal Investigators. A recent project was a workshop bringing together social scientists and computer scientists to develop a unified research agenda for cybersecurity.


Bhagirath Narahari

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Services and Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-8323
Email: narahari@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Bhagirath Narahari's research addresses the design of computer systems, using integrated hardware-software approaches that meet software security and performance goals. Current projects focus on using additional hardware to design trusted embedded systems that are resilient to sophisticated attacks, including physical capture of devices and trojan circuits.


Rahul Simha

Professor

Department: Computer Science
Phone: (202) 994-0396
Email: simha@gwu.edu
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Research Interest: Professor Rahul Simha has broad ranging research interests. He is happiest when exploring outside-the-box ideas, especially in collaboration with others. His current research interests include: cybersecurity (especially at the hardware-software interface), embedded systems and architecture, biological networks and complex systems, distributed control, STEM education, and algorithms that underpin online learning.