Professor, Department of Cyber Security Engineering and Department of Computer Science
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- April 15, 2021
- March 25, 2021
- University researchers receive grants from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative for cyber and arts and design researchFebruary 3, 2021
Duminda Wijesekera is the Chief Scientific and Technical Office of the newly formed CDAO office at George Mason University and a professor in the Departments of Cyber Security Engineering and Computer Science at George Mason University. He was the inaugural chairman of the Cyber Security Engineering Department until December 2022, and a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) between 2007-2022. He leads the Mason Innovation Laboratory at Mason Square. He is also a fellow at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies.
His current research addresses multiple areas. The first is the security and safety of cyber-physical systems. Research in this area includes the safety and security of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) that include trains, aircraft, and connected/automated automobiles. Another area is digital forensics. Research in digital forensics includes creating potential scenarios from evidence and creating frameworks for argumentations, error management of forensic data, and adding odds ratio between different scenarios that fit the evidence. A third area is applying formal methods to CPS safety and security.
He was a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) between 2007-2022 and a fellow at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to joining Mason as an assistant professor in 1999, he was a senior systems engineer in the Military Avionics and Space Systems divisions of Honeywell Inc. in Clearwater, Florida. He has been a visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Army High-Performance Research Center at the University of Minnesota. He received a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota in 1997 and a PhD in mathematical logic from Cornell University in 1990.
- PhD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota
- PhD, Mathematical Logic, Cornell University
- Safety and security of networked control systems overall
- Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS),
- Next G-based Edge services,
- Building digital twins and vulnerability detection
- Mitigation and applying formal methods to ensure cybersecurity
2014 - 2015: Using the Policy Machine to Enforce Access to Health Records. Funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
2013 - 2014: Mapping GSM-R Into US Wireless Frequency Intervals for High-Speed Rail. Funded by the 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.