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Dr. Sean Peisert

Staff Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor
Berkeley Lab and UC Davis

Dr. Sean Peisert leads computer security research and development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC; both an associate adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis and of Health Informatics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine; and is a senior fellow in the Berkeley Institute for Data Science at UC Berkeley. His current research and development interests cover a broad cross section of usable and useful computer security and privacy solutions, particularly in enabling secure and privacy-preserving scientific data analysis in distributed, high-performance, and cloud computing environments. In recent years, Dr. Peisert's R&D has focused on improving security in high-performance computing systems and power grid control systems. At CENIC, he is responsible for cybersecurity strategy and implementation for CENIC's enterprise as well as for CalREN, a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of CENIC's constituent population of over 10,000 institutions and 20 million users. Professor Peisert is associate editor-in-chief 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); past chair and vice chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy; 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.