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Sean Peisert

Sean Peisert

Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, chief cybersecurity strategist at CENIC, and associate adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His research interests cover a broad cross-section of computer and network security.  His research and development interests cover a broad cross section of usable and useful computer and network security solutions. In recent years, Dr. Peisert's R&D has focused on developing security techniques that improve and enable the use of high-performance,  computing resources to conduct scientific research, and improving the secure functioning of power grid control systems.

Dr. Peisert is vice chair and chair-elect of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy; an editorial board member of IEEE Security & Privacy; 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); and past general chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the flagship conference for security research. 

Previously, Dr. Peisert was an I3P Research Fellow and was a computer security researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He received his Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.