Greg Shannon is the chief scientist for the CERT® Division at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute, expanding cybersecurity research, advancing national and international research agendas, and promoting efficient cybersecurity.

Shannon serves on the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board. He recently served in the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy as the assistant director for cybersecurity strategy and led the development of the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on cybersecurity, science for security, critical infrastructure, resilience, and cyber threats.

Shannon received bachelor’s in computer science from Iowa State University with minors in mathematics, economics, and statistics. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer sciences at Purdue University, with a Packard Foundation fellowship. He is a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Purdue University

B.S. in Computer Science, Iowa State University


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