People

Berkeley Lab’s work on cybersecurity R&D is cross-directorate and has included scientists from the Computing Sciences (CS) research divisions, ESnet, NERSC, IT Division, Energy Technologies Area, Applied Nuclear Physics, and a number of external academic and industry partners.  It also works with the Berkeley Lab Office of National Homeland Security (ONHS).

Current Berkeley Lab scientific research staff, faculty scientist, postdoc, and student contributors to this cross-area, cross-disciplinary team include, but are not limited to:

Research Staff

Dr. Sean Peisert (PI and Senior Scientist, CS & UC Davis)
Dr. Daniel Arnold (Research Scientist, ETA & UC Berkeley)
Dr. Venkatesh Akella (Faculty Scientist, CS & UC Davis)
Joshua Boverhof (Computer Systems Engineer, CS)
Farzad Fatollahi-Fard (Computer Systems Engineer, CS)
Daniel Gunter (Computer Systems Manager, CS)
Dr. Jason Lowe-Power (Faculty Scientist, CS & UC Davis)

Postdocs

Dr. Jayson Vavrek (Postdoc, ANP)
Dr. Tong Wu (Cornell Tech)

Graduate Students

Ayaz Akram (UC Davis)
Ignacio Losada Carreño (Cornell Tech)
Kaustav Goswami (UC Davis)
Nikhil Ravi (Cornell Tech)

Berkeley Lab Cybersecurity R&D Affiliates

Dr. Yize Chen (Postdoc) → Assistant Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Dr. Jane Macfarlane (UC Berkeley)
Dr. Anna Scaglione (Cornell Tech)
Dr. Hein Meling (U. Stavanger)

Additional Collaborators

Dr. Nicholas Anderson (UC Davis Health)
Dr. Jim Basney (UIUC/NCSA)
Dr. Chen-Nee Chuah (UC Davis)
Aram Shumavon (Kevala, Inc.)

Recent LBNL CS Cybersecurity R&D Alumni

Ciaran Roberts (Sr. Sci. Engr. Assoc., ETA & PhD. Student, UC Berkeley; Ph.D. 2023) → Power Systems Controls Engineer, SPAN
Dr. Bashir Mohammed (Computational Systems Engineer, SciData) → Intel
Sy-Toan Ngo (Sr. Scientific Engineering Associate, ETA) → Computer Systems Engineer SciData
Dr. Michael Zhang (UC Davis)
Ammar Haydari (UC Davis)
Rojin Zandi (Cornell Tech)
Dr. Drew Paine (Research Scientist, CS/SciData) → Google
Jason R. Lee (Cybersecurity Engineer, CS/NERSC)
Dr. Sachin Kadam (Postdoc, ASU)
Dr. Raksha Ramakrishna (Ph.D., ASU 2020 → Postdoc, KTH)
Dr. Ruoxi Jia (Affiliate Faculty, Virginia Tech)
Hamdy Elgammal (CS/CRD Computer Systems Engineer) → Google
Dr. Reinhard Gentz (CS/CRD Computer Systems Engineer) → Amazon
Dr. Sisi Duan (Assistant Professor, UMBC) → Researcher (Professor), Tsinghua University
Michael Sankur (ETA/ESDR Scientific Engineering Associate) → Hypergiant
Dr. Shammya Saha (2018-2021 Graduate Student, ASU) → Scientist, EPRI
Chitrabhanu Gupta (2020-2021 Graduate Student, UC Davis) → UC Davis Ph.D. program
Ewa Garbiec (2020 Summer Student, Univ. Coll. Dublin, Ireland)
Alexandre Milesi (2020 Summer Student, Univ. Tech. Compiègne, France)
Archit Garg (2020 Summer Student, UC Davis) → Software Engineer, Qualcomm
Jinyue Song (2020 Summer Student, UC Davis)
Jayneel Vora (2020 Summer Student, UC Davis)
Wenxiao Wang (UC Berkeley / Tsinghua University)
Dr. Chen-Nee Chuah (Affiliate Faculty, UC Davis)
Dr. Anna Giannakou (CRD Postdoc) → Research Scientist, LBNL CRD
Dr. Sophie Engle (USF; Visiting Scientist 2016-2020)
Dr. Dipak Ghosal (Visiting Professor, UC Davis)
Ross Gegan (Ph.D Student, UC Davis) → Network Engineer, ESnet
Dr. Dipankar Dwivedi (Research Scientist, LBNL EESA)
Amir Teshome Wonjiga (Ph.D. INRIA Rennes, 2019)
Chang Liu (Ph.D. UC Davis 2019) → Google
Jonathan Coignard (ETA Scientist 2015-2019) → Ph.D. program at Institut d’ingénierie Univ. Grenoble Alpes
Armando Domingos (M.S. UC Berkeley 2018) → DNV GL
Nathan Tsang (M.S. UC Berkeley 2018) → Software Developer, San Francisco Giants
Mahdi Jamei (Ph.D. ASU 2018) → Invenia Labs
Dr. Melissa Stockman (ESnet 2016–2018) → Grabango
Dr. Emma Stewart (ETA Scientist 2013-2017) → LLNL
Brian Tierney (ESnet Scientist 1988-2017) → retired
Bogdan Copos (Ph.D. UC Davis 2017) → SRI InternationalGoogle
Jonathan Ganz (Ph.D. UC Davis 2017) → Cloudflare
Abdelrahman Elbashandy (CS/CRD Computer Systems Engineer)
Reinhard Gentz (Ph.D. ASU 2017) → LBNL Computer Systems Engineer
Chuck McParland (CRD Staff Scientist 1978-2014) → retired / RTISYS, Inc.
Dr. Taghrid Samak (CRD Research Scientist 2010-2014) → Google
Orianna DeMasi (CRD Scientist 2010-2013) → UC Berkeley Ph.D. program
Dr. Sean Whalen (Ph.D Student / I3P Fellow / CRD Postdoc 2010-2013) → Columbia → Mt. Sinai School of Medicine → Gladstone Institutes / UC San Francisco
Dr. David Bailey (CRD Senior Scientist 1998-2011) → retired / UC Davis Research Fellow
Dr. Johanna Ammann (ICSI and Corelight)
Dr. Robin Sommer (ICSI and Corelight)
Dr. Nicholas Weaver (UC Berkeley and ICSI)
Dr. Vern Paxson (UC Berkeley, ICSI, and Corelight)
Dr. Deb Agarwal (LBNL Senior Scientist / Division Director)
Dr. Karlo Berket (LBNL Scientist)
Dr. Olivier Chevassut (LBNL Scientist) → private sector
Abdelilah Essiari (LBNL Scientist) → private sector → LBNL
Guillaume Farret (Graduate Student 2001) → private sector
Keith R. Jackson (LBNL Scientist; tragically deceased)
William Johnston (LBNL / ESnet Scientist 1995-2011) → retired
Artur Muratas (LBNL / ESnet Scientist 2002-2007) → private sector
Mary R. Thompson (LBNL / ESnet Scientist 1995-2011) → retired