Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as an associate adjunct professor and faculty member in the Graduate Groups in Computer Science, Forensic Science, and Health Informatics at the University of California, Davis; and as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests cover a broad cross section of computer and network security. He is currently working on security research in the areas of intrusion detection, forensic analysis, vulnerability analysis, policy modeling, security metrics, the insider threat, elections and electronic voting, cyber-physical systems, the smart/power grid, and fault tolerance. Previously, he 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.
Professor Peisert is vice 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 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. He also serves as the representative of the Berkeley Lab to the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P).