Dr. Sean Peisert is jointly appointed as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; as chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC; and as an associate adjunct professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His research interests cover a broad cross section of usable and useful computer and network security solutions. In recent years, Dr. Peisert's R&D has focused on developing security techniques that improve the use of distributed, high-performance, and cloud computing resources to conduct scientific research, and improving the secure functioning of power grid control systems. At CENIC, he is responsible for cybersecurity for CENIC's enterprise as well as for CalREN, a high-capacity network designed to meet the unique requirements of CENIC's constituent population of over 20 million users.
Dr. Peisert is chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security & Privacy; associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Security & Privacy; a steering committee member the New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) and the USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET); and past general chair for the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, the flagship conference for security research.
Previously, Dr. Peisert was an I3P Research Fellow and was a computer security researcher at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He received his Ph.D., Masters, and Bachelors degrees in Computer Science from UC San Diego.