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. 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 (ACM; 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 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected 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 he is founding chair of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience.
ANITA L. ALLEN is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she is also the university’s vice provost for faculty. She is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. In 2010 Allen was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (2011); Privacy Law and Society (2011); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (1988).
She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy’s Discontent (1998). Allen, who has written more than 100 scholarly articles, has also contributed to popular magazines and blogs and frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs. Allen has served on numerous editorial and advisory boards, and on the boards of a number of local and national nonprofits and professional associations including the Hastings Center, the Electronic Information Privacy Center, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
ERIC GROSSE is a senior member of the Google security team and was previously vice president of security and privacy engineering at Google 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 Secure Sockets Layer (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, 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.
BUTLER W. LAMPSON is a technical fellow at Microsoft Corporation and an adjunct professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has worked on computer architecture, local area networks, raster printers, page description languages, operating systems, remote procedure call, programming languages and their semantics, programming in the large, fault-tolerant computing, transaction processing, computer security, “what you see is what you get” (WYSIWYG) editors, and tablet computers. He was one of the designers of the Scientific Data Systems (SDS) 940 time-sharing system, the Alto personal distributed computing system, the Xerox 9700 laser printer, two-phase commit protocols, the Autonet local area network, the Simple Public-Key Infrastructure system for network security, the Microsoft Tablet personal computer software, the Microsoft Palladium high-assurance stack, and several programming languages. He received the ACM Software Systems Award in 1984 for his work on the Alto, the IEEE Computer Pioneer award in 1996 and von Neumann Medal in 2001, the Turing Award in 1992, and the NAE’s Draper Prize in 2004. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the NAE as well as a fellow of the ACM and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
SUSAN LANDAU is professor of cybersecurity policy in the Department of Social Science and Policy Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Landau has been a senior staff privacy analyst at Google, a distinguished engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Wesleyan University. She has held visiting positions at Harvard University, Cornell University, Yale University, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. 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 National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory. Landau currently serves on the Computer Science Telecommunications Board of the National Academies. A 2012 Guggenheim fellow, Landau 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 the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the ACM. She received her B.A. from Princeton University, her M.S. from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. from MIT.