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Computer Viruses/Computer Security

Distinguished Research Professor of Computer Science

Dr. Lance J. Hoffman is known for his pioneering research on computer security and risk analysis, and for his interdisciplinary work in computer privacy issues. Along with his position as Distinguished Research Professor, Hoffman founded the the School of Engineering and Applied Science's Cyberspace Policy Institute (now Cyberspace Security Policy and Research Institute), and is in charge of the computer security and information assurance program in computer science.  Dr. Hoffman is the author or editor of five books and numerous articles on computer security and privacy. His 1990 book, "Rogue Programs: Viruses, Worms, and Trojan Horses," received wide critical acclaim, and his work on cryptographic policy, "Building in Big Brother," was the first book devoted to the topic. A Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Dr. Hoffman is a memeber of the Steering Committee of the Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy and is a member of the National Advisory Board of the newsletter Privacy & American Business; he also sits on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Democracy and Technology.  In 2000, he served on the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. 

Office: (202) 994-4955

Assistant Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Professor Ryan is the academic lead of GW's programs in Information Security Management.  Her research interests include mathematical modeling and multi-disciplinary approaches to complex information security challenges, building holistic information security solutions, and information warfare theory and applications.  In 2000, Ryan co-authored the book "Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies, and Thieves. "

Office: (202) 994-4820

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Professor Stanton's main research focus is high performance group communications for distributed applications.  His other research interests include distributed systems, distributed security protocols, network protocols, and reliable and fault-tolerant computing.  Stanton works with GW's Experimental Network Systems Lab, conducting research and education in the concepts, protocols, engineering and testing of networked computer systems.

Office: (202) 994-9741

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