Meet Our Faculty

Cybersecurity Engineering Faculty

  • Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, Volgenau

    As director of the first-of-its-kind BS in cyber-security engineering program at Mason, Peggy Brouse is passionate about building a new breed of cyber-security professional. As the nature of cyber threats has grown, the demand for timely response and effective action has built the groundwork for a discipline of anticipatory action and security design.
  • A headshot of associate professor Paulo Costa

    Associate Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Paulo Costa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cyber Security Engineering.
  • Associate Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Mohamed Gebril is an assistant professor in the Cybersecurity Engineering Department. He joined Mason after working as primary patent examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
  • Jens-Peter Kaps

    Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Jens-Peter Kaps joined Mason after he received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2006. He is a co-director of the Cryptographic Engineering Research Group (CERG) at the Volgenau School of Engineering. His research interests include ultra-low power cryptographic hardware design, side-channel analysis, computer arithmetic, efficient cryptographic algorithms, and ubiquitous computing.
  • This is a photo of Vijay Shah, assistant professor.

    Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Vijay K. Shah is an Assistant Professor in the Cybersecurity Engineering department at George Mason University starting July 2021. Before joining Mason, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and affiliated with Wireless@Virginia Tech Lab since 2019. His research interests include Resilient 5G/Next-G wireless systems, Secure Open Radio Access Networks (O-RAN), Trustworthy machine learning and wireless testbed development and prototyping.
  • This is a headshot of assistant professor Cong Wang

    Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Cong Wang's research focuses on addressing security and performance challenges in Mobile/Cloud Computing, IoT, Machine Learning and Systems.
  • Mingkui Wei

    Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

     

    Mingkui Wei is an assistant professor in the Cybersecurity Engineering Department. His current research interests focus on network security, especially on the application layer. He takes approaches including mathematical modeling and analysis, simulation and experiment, and machine learning, to identify and address security threats on the Internet.
  • A headshot of professor Duminda Wijesekera

    Professor, and Chair of the Department of Cyber Security Engineering; Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computing

    Duminda Wijesekera is the Chair of the Cyber Security Engineering Department and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University.
  • Adjunct Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Christine Alonzo-Yee is an adjunct professor of Cyber Security Engineering at George Mason University.  She has over 18 years of experience as a systems engineer and technology consulting across various technology and client sectors, including Defense, Intelligence, and Federal agencies. Her career began in military satellites, migrating to radar technologies, and then onto cybersecurity technologies focused on the protection of government networks.
  • A headshot of assistant professor Linghan Zhang

    Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Linghan Zhang is an Assistant Professor of the Cyber Security Engineering Department at George Mason University.