FRED B. SCHNEIDER, Chair, is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and chair of the department. He joined Cornell’s faculty in Fall 1978, having completed a Ph.D. at Stony Brook University and a B.S. in engineering at Cornell in 1975. Dr. Schneider’s research has always concerned various aspects of trustworthy systems—systems that will perform as expected, despite failures and attacks. Most recently, his interests have focused on system security. His work characterizing what policies can be enforced with various classes of defenses is widely cited, and it is seen as advancing the nascent science base for security. He is also engaged in research concerning legal and economic measures for improving system trustworthiness. Dr. Schneider was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS;1992), the Association of Computing Machinery (1995), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE; 2008). He was named a professor-at-large at the University of Tromso (Norway) in 1996 and was awarded a doctor of science (honoris causa) by the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2003 for his work in computer dependability and security. He received the 2012 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for contributions to trustworthy computing through novel approaches to security, fault-tolerance and formal methods for concurrent and distributed systems. The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected Dr. Schneider to membership in 2011, and the Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi (Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences) named him a foreign member in 2010. He is currently a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Naval Studies Board and Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and is founding chair of the Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience.
FRED H. CATE is vice president for research at Indiana University. He is the distinguished professor and the C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He also serves as the managing director of the Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information and a senior fellow and former founding director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. Professor Cate specializes in information privacy and security law issues. He has testified before numerous congressional committees and speaks frequently before professional, industry, and government groups. He is a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams, LLP, and is a member of Intel’s Privacy and Security External Advisory Board, the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Committee Cybersecurity
Subcommittee, and the National Security Agency’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Panel. He serves on the board of directors of The Privacy Projects, the International Foundation for Online Responsibility, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction. Previously, Professor Cate served as a member of the Academies’ Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention, as counsel to the Department of Defense Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, as a reporter for the third report of the Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, as a member of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security, and on Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. He chaired the International Telecommunication Union’s High-Level Experts on Electronic Signatures and Certification Authorities. He served as the privacy editor for IEEE’s Security & Privacy and is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal International Data Privacy Law. He is the author of more than 150 books and articles, and he appears frequently in the popular press. Professor Cate attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with honors and distinction from Stanford University. He is a senator and fellow (and immediate past president) of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
ERIC GROSSE is a senior member of the Google Security Team and previously vice president, Security and Privacy Engineering, at Google, Inc., in Mountain View, California, leading a team of 512 who ensure systems and data stay safe and users’ privacy remains secure. Improved and wider use of SSL, stronger consumer authentication technology, detection and blocking of espionage, transparency on legal requests for data, sophisticated malware analysis, and tools and frameworks for safer building of web applications are among the achievements of the Google Security Team. Before Google, Dr. Grosse was a research director and fellow at Lucent Bell Labs where he worked on security, networking, algorithms for approximation and visualization, software distribution, and scientific computing. He has a Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University.
SUSAN LANDAU is a professor of cybersecurity policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Landau has been a senior staff privacy analyst at Google, Inc., a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and at Wesleyan University. She has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Cornell University, Yale University, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. Dr. Landau is the author of Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (2011) and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption (1998,
rev. ed. 2007). She has written numerous computer science and public policy papers and op-eds on cybersecurity and encryption policy and testified in Congress on the security risks of wiretapping and on cybersecurity activities at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory. Dr. Landau currently serves on the Academies’ Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow, she was a 2010-2011 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the recipient of the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award, and also a fellow of AAAS and the ACM. She received her B.A. from Princeton University, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
DEIRDRE K. MULLIGAN is an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information and formerly a clinical professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She was the founding director of the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic, which she led from 2001 to 2008. Before coming to Berkeley, she was staff counsel at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, D.C. Professor Mulligan’s current research agenda focuses on information privacy and security. Current projects include qualitative interviews to understand the institutionalization and management of privacy within corporate America and the role of law in corporate information security policy and practice. Other areas of current research include digital rights management technology, privacy and security issues in sensor networks and visual surveillance systems, and alternative legal strategies to advance network security. Professor Mulligan is currently participating in a multistakeholder initiative, the Global Network Initiative, to advance and preserve freedom of expression and privacy through collaborative efforts aimed to resist government efforts that seek to enlist companies in acts of censorship and surveillance in violation of international human rights standards. During the summer of 2007, Professor Mulligan was a member of an expert team charged by the California Secretary of State to conduct a top-to-bottom review of the voting systems certified for use in California elections. This review investigated the security, accuracy, reliability, and accessibility of electronic voting systems used in California. Professor Mulligan was a member of the Academies’ Committee on Authentication Technology and Its Privacy Implications; the FTC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security, and the National Task Force on Privacy, Technology, and Criminal Justice Information. She was a vice chair of the California Bipartisan Commission on Internet Political Practices and chaired the Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference in 2004. She is currently a member of the California Office of Privacy Protection’s Advisory Council and a co-chair of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. She serves on the board of the California Voter Foundation and on the advisory board of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.