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

    Paulo Costa has applied his significant experience as a fighter pilot to a career specializing in the field of electronic warfare and flight safety, which in conjunction with his research on probabilistic reasoning has led to applications in cyber and transportation security, heterogeneous data fusion, and decision support systems in healthcare, defense, and other areas. These topics are at the core of his classroom activities at both graduate and undergraduate level, as well as his research path.
  • 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).
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    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.
  • Assistant Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

    Dr. Cong Wang joins the Department of Cybersecurity Engineering at George Mason University (GMU) as an Assistant Professor in 2021. Before that, he was an assistant professor at the Computer Science Department, Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA since 2017. Cong'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.
  • Professor, Computer Science, College of Engineering and Computing Acting Chair, Department of Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing Co-Director, Center for Assurance Research & Engineering, Center for Assurance Research…

    Duminda Wijesekera is the acting chair of the newly formed Cyber Security Engineering Department and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia and a visiting research scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He leads the Laboratory of Radio and RADAR Engineering (RARE) at Mason and currently supports the CCI Nova node director with the CCI Innovation Laboratory at Arlington. He also leads CVS for the Secure Manufacturing Automation (SMA) in the DoE funded CyManII project.
  • 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.
  • 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.