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.
  • Paulo Costa wears a dark suit, striped tie, and glasses in his faculty profile for the Department of Cyber Security Engineering at Mason

    Associate Professor

    Research Interests: Defense systems, ontologies and information fusion, probabilistic reasoning
  • 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.
  • Duminda Wijesekera wears a white shirt in his faculty profile for the Cyber Security Engineering and Computer Science departments at George Mason University.

    Professor, Chair of the Department of Cyber Security Engineering

    Research Interests: Safety and security of networked control systems overall and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Next G based Edge services, building digital twins and vulnerability detection, and mitigation and applying formal methods to ensure cyber security
  • Adjunct Professor, Cyber Security Engineering, College of Engineering and Computing

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