George Mason University
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George Mason University

Duminda Wijesekera

Professor, Computer Science
Acting Chair, Department of Cyber Security Engineering

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  • 703-993-5030 (office)
  • Research Hall, 436
    4400 University Drive, MS 4A5
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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In addition to being a professor of computer science at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, Duminda Wijesekera is a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He leads the Laboratory of Radio and RADAR Engineering (RARE), a collaboration between academia, industry and government agencies and is a co-director of the Center for Assured Research (CARE) at Mason. His current research addresses three main areas. The first is the security and safety of cyber-physical systems. Research in this area includes safety and security of trains, aircraft, ships, and automobiles. The goal of this research is to create secure cognitive radio networks that ensure mandated safety guarantees. His research in electronic support for medical procedures includes formulating, validating and verification of the safety of medical workflows (now called Careflows), privacy and security medical data, including the protection of personal health identifiers. Wijesekera’s digital forensics research includes creating potential scenarios from evidence and creating frameworks for argumentations, error management of forensic data and add odds ratio between different scenarios that fit the evidence. Prior to joining Mason, he worked as a Senior Systems and Software Engineer at Honeywell's Military Avionics and Space Systems divisions.


PhD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota (1997)

PhD, Mathematical Logic, Cornell University (1989)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor


2014 - 2015 : Using the Policy Machine to Enforce Access to Health Records. Funded by National Institute of Standards and Technology.

2013 - 2014 : Mapping GSM-R Into US Wireless Frequency Intervals for High-Speed Rail. Funded by US Department of Transportation (US.

2014 - 2014 : A Survey and Taxonomy on the Roots of Trust in Cyber-Physical Systems. Funded by Cyber Security Research Alliance.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

Small World VoIP

Published on October 21, 2010