Alberto Dainotti is an associate professor in the College of Computing at Georgia Tech. His research is at the intersection of Internet measurement, data science, and cybersecurity. He is interested in understanding when and how Internet infrastructure can fail and proposing remedies. To this end, he develops methods and build near-real-time streaming data analytics systems (IODA, BGPStream, GRIP) that combine diverse data to monitor and improve Internet infrastructure security and reliability. He is also interested in understanding political motivations and implications of Internet cybersecurity events and phenomena, which led him to start in 2014 a series of small workshops on Internet Measurement and Political Science. Before joining Georgia Tech, he was an associate research scientist and principal investigator at CAIDA, the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Systems at University of Napoli “Federico II”, Italy, in 2008.
Cecilia Testart is an Assistant Professor in the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and the School of Computer Science at GeorgiaTech.
Her research focuses on how internet protocols work and evolve, how the different actors in the ecosystem behave and interact, and how the outcome aligns with societal expectations such as security and privacy. Her doctoral research focused on securing the Internet’s core protocols, leveraging empirical data-driven approaches, and considering both technical and policy challenges to improve the current state-of-the-art. Her work on persistent misbehavior in Internet routing received a Distinguished paper award at the ACM Internet Measurement Conference in 2019.
Cecilia holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and master in Technology and Policy from MIT. She also holds Engineering Degrees from Universidad de Chile and Ecole Centrale Paris. Prior to joining MIT, she helped set up the Chilean office of Inria (the French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology) and worked for the research lab of the .CL, the Chilean top-level domain. She has spent time at Akamai, MSR and the OECD.
Harry Oppenheimer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government and the Hartley R. Rogers Dissertation Fellow at Harvard University. His research examines the relationship between international security and the digital economy. He leverages novel data sources — from forensic malware analysis, to internet topography measurements, to texts mapping bureaucratic delegation — to examine issues such as how weaponized interdependence and international security shape data flows, how data flows promote regulatory cooperation, and how states develop institutions to respond to digital threats and harness growth. His job market paper examines the effects of weaponized interdependence on international commerce by measuring the effects of the Snowden leaks on the structure of the internet and transnational data flows.
Prior to beginning his doctorate, Harry was a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received his BA Summa Cum Laude with High Honors in International Relations from New York University and his AM in Government from Harvard University. While at Harvard he has worked with Alastair Iain Johnston on US-China cybersecurity issues and the implications of social media for international conflict, and with Stephen Ansolabehere as a research assistant for the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll. Additionally, He is an affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the Research Cluster on International Security at the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. His research is accepted for publication at Public Opinion Quarterly and currently under review at multiple journals.
Jon Lindsay is an associate professor at the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Previously he was at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Information Technology and Military Power (Cornell University Press, 2020) and co-editor of Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity (Oxford University Press, 2019), with Erik Gartzke, and China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain (Oxford University Press, 2015), with Tai Ming Cheung and Derek Reveron, and well as publications in international relations, intelligence studies, and the sociology of technology. His current book project is Age of Deception: Intelligence and Cybersecurity in International Relations. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University. He has also served in the U.S. Navy with assignments in Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Michael L. Best is Professor with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School ofInteractive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies andInternational Development Lab and the Center for Computing and Society. He was Director of Researchat Georgia Tech–Shenzhen, our campus in China, and was founding director of the United NationsUniversity Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macau SAR, China. He holds a Ph.D. from MITand has served as director of Media Lab Asia in India and head of the eDevelopment group at the MITMedia Lab.
Milton Mueller is a professor in the School of Public Policy and School of Cybersecurity and Privacy at Georgia Tech. He is an internationally prominent scholar specializing in the political economy of information and communication. The author of seven books and scores of journal articles, his work informs not only public policy but also science and technology studies, law, economics, communications, and international studies. His books Will the Internet Fragment? (Polity, 2017), Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance (MIT Press, 2010) and Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) are acclaimed scholarly accounts of the global governance regime emerging around the Internet. Mueller’s research employs the theoretical tools of institutional economics, STS and political economy, as well as historical, qualitative and quantitative methods.
Nils B. Weidmann (Ph.D., ETH Zurich) is professor of political science at the Department of Politics and Public Administration and co-speaker of the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” at the University of Konstanz, Germany. His research focuses on the analysis of democratic and non-democratic regimes in a comparative perspective, and the effect of modern information technology on political mobilization and violence.
Ryan Shandler, PhD, is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, Universityof Oxford. Starting Fall 2023, he will be an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech, School of Cybersecurity &Privacy. Ryan’s research focuses on the human dimension of cybersecurity. Using experimentalmethods, and drawing from theories of political psychology, he examines how public exposure to cyberthreats influences political behaviors and attitudes. His research has appeared in the British Journal ofPolitical Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, Journal of Global Security Studies, Contemporary SecurityPolicy, Journal of Cybersecurity, and elsewhere.
Saman Zonouz is an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech in the Schools of Cybersecurity and Privacy (SCP)and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Saman directs the Cyber-Physical Security Laboratory(CPSec) and the Georgia Tech’s Online Cybersecurity Masters Program-Cyber-Physical Systems track. Hisresearch focuses on security and privacy research problems in cyber-physical systems including attackdetection and response capabilities. His research has been awarded by Presidential Early Career Awardsfor Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by the United States President, the NSF CAREER Award in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Significant Research in Cyber Security by the National Security Agency (NSA), andFaculty Fellowship Award by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His research group hasdisclosed several security vulnerabilities with published CVEs in widely-used industrial controllers. Samanobtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from theUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Volker Stocker is an economist specializing in the digital economy and the Internet ecosystem. Hecurrently serves as the head of the “Digital Economy, Internet Ecosystem, and Internet Policy” ResearchGroup at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and holds postdoctoral positions with theINET Group at TU Berlin and as an Associate Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics inSaarbrücken (Germany).Dr. Stocker’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including the economics, evolution,and regulation of digital infrastructures and the Internet ecosystem, broadband and Internet policy, andplatform business models. He has gained diverse research experience at renowned institutions such asthe University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University, Northumbria University, and MIT, where hehas collaborated with scholars from various disciplines.With his interdisciplinary expertise and research experience, he aims to investigate the complexchallenges of the digital economy and digital transformation