DFRWS 2002 Speakers and Presenters

The people listed below made DFRWS 2002 a great success by sharing their knowledge, ideas and time. To learn more about the 2002 Workshop's program and proceedings, visit the DFRWS 2002 Agenda section of our archived site. For event photos from the 2002 Workshop, visit the Photo Gallery.

Dr. Penrose (Parney) Albright

Dr. Penrose (Parney) Albright is currently serving as the Assistant Director for Homeland and National Security in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Senior Director for Research and Development in the Office of Homeland Security, of the Executive Office of the President.

Dr. Albright has been involved in the national security arena since 1986. His most recent assignment was with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he initiated and managed programs in hydrodynamic drag reduction, molecular biology, target tagging, and speech encoding.

Prior to his time at DARPA, Parney was with the Science and Technology Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is a Nationally known expert in ballistic missile boost-phase phenomenology and launch detection systems, and has served on several National panels in that area, including the so-called Everett Panel on Space Based Infrared satellites; the Space-based Infrared Architecture Study; the Congressionally-mandated "Heritage sensor" study, and the Space Systems Phenomenology Study.

Parney has been involved for many years with studies and analyses of ballistic and cruise missile defense concepts, including technical and performance analyses of space-based and airborne laser programs; sea-based ballistic missile defense concepts; boost-phase intercept systems; and National missile defense concepts. He has served on a number of prominent panels related to missile defense, including all of the various so-called "Welch Panels" associated with National Missile Defense. Parney has also been part of the Congressionally-mandated reviews of the lethality of the Patriot PAC-3 and Standard Missile/Arrow systems; the Boost-Phase Intercept study for USD(A&T); and led the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense study for OSD and the Joint Staff. He has been a member of the Space-based Laser Independent Review Team, and the Senior Steering Group for National Cruise Missile Defense. He led the analytic portion of the joint US-Israeli Short Range Rocket Defense study commissioned by the Secretary of Defense, and served as the technical lead for the Theater Air and Missile Defense Modernization panel for the 1996 Quadrennial Defense Review.

Parney also served on the National panel that reviewed the nerve gas transport modeling of the Khamisiyah release event in Iraq. He led the analytic team for the 1999 Defense Science Board Summer Study, which revolved around issues associated with the transport and sustainment of future Army rapid deployment forces. Parney has also led or participated in studies for DoD and the intelligence community in the area hyperspectral and multispectral sensor technologies and their application to a diverse set of problems.

Parney received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1985 from the University of Maryland, and his B.S. in both Physics and Applied Mathematics from the George Washington University in 1979.

Frank Adelstein, Ph.D.

Frank is a Senior Principal Scientist with ATC-NY (formerly Odyssey Research Associates) in Ithaca, NY. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Ohio State University in 1995, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell, working at the Xerox Design Research Institute. At ATC-NY, he has worked on numerous security projects ranging from intrusion detection and attack assessment to vulnerability analysis and penetration testing and digital forensics. He is the principal investigator on an AFRL-sponsored project to create a mobile forensics platform and is currently co-authoring a book on mobile computing.

Eoghan Casey

Eoghan (pronounced "Owen") is currently a System Security Administrator for Yale University, where he investigates computer intrusions, cyberstalking reports, and other computer-related crimes, and assists in the research and implementation of university wide security solutions. He is author of Digital Evidence and Computer Crime: Forensic Science, Computers and the Internet as well as editor of the Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation. Eoghan is a full partner and instructor with Knowledge Solutions LLC.

Brian Carrier

Brian Carrier is a Research Scientist at @stake in Boston, MA, and is one of the team leads for the @stake Response Team and Digital Forensic Labs. He has authored several forensic tools such as The @stake Sleuth Kit (TASK), the Autopsy Forensic Browser, TCTUTILs, and mac-robber. Brian teaches forensics, incident response, and file systems at the @stake Academy, SANS, and FIRST. Brian has given presentations at the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force (NYECTF) and the FBI Academy and is also a member of the Honeynet Project. Brian has a Masters in Computer Science from Purdue University where he was a Research Assistant at the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Brian is scheduled to present at the HTCIA 2002 International Conference and the Linux Lunacy Geek Cruise.

Dr. Olivier de Vel

Olivier obtained a M.Sc.(Hons) from the University of Waikato (New Zealand) in 1974 and a Docteur de 3ieme Cycle from the Institut National Polytechnique of Grenoble (France) in 1978. Prior to his current position as Principal Research Scientist and Head of Computer Forensics at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), he was Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at James Cook University, Australia. He has worked in various governmental and educational institutes and in industry. His current research interests include computer forensics, information security, and machine learning.

Michael J Duren

Mike is a co-founder of WetStone Technologies, Inc. and is currently the Senior Vice President of Technology. He manages WetStone's Sovereign Time operations and has played a key role in advancement of WetStone's Trusted Time and Intrusion Detection capabilities. Through work with commercial and government partners, Mike has helped to advance the state of the art in digital time stamping by conceptualizing and developing the Secure Time Module (STM) that facilitates trust within a time stamping system. Mike's background has extensive experience in security, cryptography, high assurance web server development, trusted messaging systems, and wireless communication protocols. He is also a member of the IEEE, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of South Florida, College of Engineering.

Dario Forte, CFE

Dario has been working in the information security field since 1992. He is 33 years old, a member of the Computer Security Institute, USENIX and SAGE, publishes technical articles all over the world and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Information Warfare/Forensics. Dario's Forensics Team, at Guardia di finanza Milano (The italian Financial Police), has charged the author of worm Vierika and has concluded many High cybercrime enforcement operations in Europe. Therefore, Dario was an instructor of Internet Forensic Investigation at Fletc (Federal Law Enforcement Training Centar) and Information Warfare at the University of Pescara. Right now he teach Intrusion Analisys at Milano University, Research Center of Crema. He can be reached at www.darioforte.com

Gregg Gunsch, Ph.D. (Lt Col, USAF, ret.)

Gregg has a BSEE from the University of North Dakota (1979), a MSEE from the Air Force Institute of Technology (1983) specializing in human and automated information processing, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1991) specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has over fifteen years of experience in developing synergistic computer-human systems through the application of artificial intelligence techniques. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering, bearing the primary responsibility for the information systems security/assurance (information warfare) curriculum at the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Warren Harrison, Ph.D.

Warren is Professor of Computer Science at Portland State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Oregon State University, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Nevada. He has previously held appointments at Bell Telephone Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Warren has published over fifty papers in software engineering journals and conferences. Formally Editor-in-Chief of the Software Quality Journal, Warren is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of the Empirical Software Engineeirng Journal, and has been selected to serve as the new Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software Magazine. Warren is a Reserve Specialist in digital forensics with the Hillsboro Police Department in Hillsboro Oregon.

Chet Hosmer

Co-founder and the President & CEO of WetStone Technologies, Inc. Chet has spent over 20 years of experience developing high technology software and hardware products, and during the last 10 years, his research has focused on information security technologies. Chet also teaches Network Security, and Cyber-Crime and Computer Forensic courses at Utica College of Syracuse University at the undergraduate level. He is also the Research Advisor for the Computer Forensics Research and Development Center (CFRDC) of Utica College.

Lt. Jacob Jackson

Graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Engineering and was immediately commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force. His first assignment was to Hill Air Force Base, UT where he worked in the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System Program Office as a Reentry Vehicle Engineer. Following his assignment to Hill, he was selected to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH where he is currently pursuing his M.S. in Computer Engineering.

Jesse D. Kornblum, Special Agent, AF OSI

Jesse Kornblum is the Chief of Research and Development for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. He is responsible for developing the tools and techniques used by agents to conduct criminal and counterintelligence investigations world-wide. Although most of these projects are considered law enforcement sensitive, a project for recovering files based on their headers and footers, called Foremost, has been published on Sourceforge. Jesse will be part of a presentation at Blackhat in Las Vegas in July 2002. He holds both a Masters and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from MIT.

Larry Leibrock, Ph.D.

Larry is a member of the McCombs Business School The University of Texas faculty and serves as the Associate Dean and Technology Officer for the McCombs Business School. He has held or currently holds clinical teaching and research appointments at McCombs Business School, Institute for Advanced Technology, The University of Texas Law School, Emory University, Helsinki School of Economics and Monterrey Technologica in Mexico City and Monterrey. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, Internet Society, FIRST and USENIX/SAGE. He is also a member of the Department of Defense Software Engineering Institute and a participant in the Air Force Software Technology Conference. He is the founder and CTO for eForensics LLC, a private technical services firm.

James R. Lyle, Ph.D. Computer Scientist

Jim wrote his first FORTRAN program in 1968 and has been programming ever since. He received a B.S. in Mathematics (1972) and an M.S. in Mathematics (1975) from East Tennessee State University; from the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Lyle received an M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1984) in Computer Science. Before joining NIST full time in 1993, Dr. Lyle was a Faculty Associate at NIST and an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Jim's interests include Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Human Factors, Computer Forensics and Computer Science Education. His interests within Software Engineering include, Programming support tools, User interface design and Requirements specification

Nasir Memon, Ph.D.

Nasir is an Associate Professor in the computer science department at Polytechnic University, New York. Prof. Memon's research interests include Data Compression, Computer Security and Multimedia Communication and Computing. He has published more than 100 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds two patents in image compression. He has been the principal investigator on several funded research projects sponsored by NSF as well as industry. He was a visiting faculty at Hewlett-Packard Research Labs during the academic year 1997-98. He is currently an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the ACM Multimedia Systems Journal. He is also serving as a guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing special issue on Multimedia security, for the Signal Processing Journal special issue on Security of Data Hiding Technologies and for the Eurosip Journal on Applied Signal Processing special issue on Multimedia Security and Rights Management.

Srinivas Mukkamala

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico

Kulesh Shanmugasundaram

Kulesh Shanmugasundaram is a graduate student in computer science at Polytechnic University, New York. His interests are in the areas of operating systems, computer security and digital forensics; Kulesh is currently investigating application Intrusion Detection Systems and evidence analysis for digital forensics.

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