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Sean Peisert

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Sean Peisert
Senior Scientist
ACM Distinguished Member
Computing Sciences Research
Phone: +1 510 486 4706

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Sean Peisert is a senior scientist at at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he leads computer security research and development. He is also both a full adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and of Health Informatics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also Deputy Director and Co-PI of Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

His current research and development interests cover a broad cross section of usable and useful computer security and privacy solutions, particularly in enabling secure and privacy-preserving scientific data analysis, and improving security in high-performance computing systems, and other research cyberinfrastructure, and power grid control systems.

Professor Peisert is editor-in-chief of IEEE Security & Privacy;  a member of the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group; a member of the Distinguished Expert Review Panel for the NSA Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition; an ACSA Senior Fellow; a steering committee member and past general chair of the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW); steering committee member and past program co-chair of the USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET); past chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy; and steering committee member and past general chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the flagship conference for security research.

He was previously chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC, where he was responsible for cybersecurity strategy and implementation for CENIC's enterprise as well as for CalREN, a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of CENIC's constituent population of over 10,000 institutions and 20 million users.

In 2007, he was honored as a Research Fellow by the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and in 2014, his work received an award from the Director of Science and Technology for the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

He received his Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.  He is an ACM Distinguished Member.

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Some select, recent news:

International Computing Society Recognizes 2023 Distinguished Members for Significant Achievements - Pivotal Educational, Engineering, and Scientific Contributions Recognized — Jan. 17, 2024

Announcing publication of the Operational Technology Procurement Vendor Matrix — Dec. 15, 2023

Updates on Trusted CI’s Efforts in Cybersecurity by Design of NSF Academic Maritime Facilities — Jul. 24, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Trusted CI Annual Challenge: Building Security Into NSF Major Facilities By Design — Jan. 25, 2023

Trusted Execution Environments Make Computing More Private (Information Week) — Dec. 5, 2022

Publication of the Trusted CI Roadmap for Securing Operational Technology in NSF Scientific Research — Nov. 16, 2022

Berkeley Lab’s Sean Peisert Tapped to Take on Deputy Director Role — June 28, 2022

Publication of the Trusted CI Guide to Securing Scientific Software (Trusted CI Blog) — Dec. 14, 2021

Sean Peisert Named to DARPA ISAT Study Group — Jun. 16, 2021

Sean Peisert named editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy (IEEE CS | LBNL | UC Davis) — Jul. 10, 2020

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» For a full list of publications and other information, please visit Sean Peisert's personal web page.