Biography: Ehab Al-Shaer is a Professor in Computer Science, the Director of the NSF IUCRC Center on Cybersecurity Analytics and Automation, and the Center of Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) in UNC Charlotte. His area of research expertise includes (1) formal methods for security configuration verification, synthesis and hardening of enterprise, SDN, IoT and smart grid systems, (2) adaptive automated cyber defense, (3) cyber and cyber-psychical resilience, (4) data-driven cybersecurity analytics, and (5) cyber agility for attack deterrence and deception. Dr. Al-Shaer has edited/co-edited more than 9 books and book chapters, and published more than 200 refereed journals and conferences papers in his area. He was designated as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the area of security configuration analytics and automation in Information Assurance Newsletter published by DoD in 2011. He was the General Chair of ACM Computer and Communication in 2009 and 2010 and NSF Workshop in Assurable and Usable Security Configuration in 2008. Dr. Al-Shaer was also the PC chair for many other conferences and workshops including ACM/IEEE SafeConfig 2009 and 2013, IEEE Integrated Management 2007, IEEE POLICY 2008, and others. In the past four year since joining UNC Charlotte (2009-2013). He has a number of patents and he has lead several technology transfer projects. He is also an advisory board member for a leading company in cybersecurity automation. Prof. Al-Shaer received funding from many government agencies including NSF, NSA, ARO, AFRL, and many industry partners including Cisco, Intel, IBM, Bank of America, Duke Energy, BB&T, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, RTI International, CIS, and many others.
Education: Ph.D. Computer Science; Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (1998), Master of Science in Computer Science from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (1993), and BSc in Computer Engineering from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia in (1990).
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