Prof Virgil Gligor, Carnegie Mellon University

Trustworthy computing in the presence of an active adversary

Virgil D. Gligor is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and co-Director of the University’s CyLab. CyLab establishes public-private partnerships for the research and development of technologies for security, privacy, and resiliency of computing and communication systems. Professor Gligor received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland (1976 – 2007). Gligor was a Visiting Professor at University of Cambridge (1999), ETH Zurich (2005), EPF Lausanne (2006), and a Research Professor at Singapore Management University and University of Maryland (2008-2011). He was a consultant to the Burroughs (1977-1981) and IBM (1984-1999) corporations, and has served on Microsoft’s Trusted Computing Academic Advisory Board (since 2002), SAP’s Security Advisory Board (since 2011), and Queen’s University Belfast CSIT Advisory Board (since 2012).For nearly four decades, Professor Gligor’s research interests have ranged from access control mechanisms, penetration analysis, and denial-of-service protection to cryptographic protocols and applied cryptography. His research addresses problems of trustworthy computing in the presence of an active adversary (e.g., malware, malicious insiders) and next generation secure Internet.