Auburn Cyber Research Center Overview

Drew Hamilton, Alumni Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering & Director, Auburn Cyber Research Center

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:00pm

MacLean 201

The Auburn Cyber Research Center (ACRC) is focused on performing cutting-edge and applied research in a variety of areas. The ACRC has a wide variety of capabilities with particular emphasis and expertise in the areas of information assurance, cyber security, and modeling and simulation. 

The first part of this presentation will highlight the 13 currently funded research projects underway in the ACRC. Next, a case study for leveraging enterprise architecture for cyber security will be presented. Enabling technologies include auto generation of architecture artifacts and network modeling and simulation.

About the Speaker

Drew Hamilton
Drew Hamilton, PhD

John A. "Drew" Hamilton, Jr., PhD, holds an endowed chair as Alumni Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering with joint appointments in Industrial and Systems Engineering and in Management at Auburn University. He is the Director of Auburn Cyber Research Center. Dr. Hamilton was responsible for Auburn University being designated as one of twenty-three Information Assurance Centers of Academic Excellence in Research by the National Security Agency. He is a Past President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation, International (SCS), and Past Chair of ACM’s Special Interest Group on Simulation (SIGSIM). During the past ten years he has been awarded more than 47 research grants and has received more than $8M in extramural funding as PI or co-PI. Dr. Hamilton currently serves as the elected PI representative for the NSF Scholarship for Service program.

During his active duty career in the United States Army, he served in several field artillery command and staff assignments and qualified in nuclear / chemical targeting. He was selected to serve on the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Faculty of the United States Military Academy, West Point where he served as the department research director. He led two DOD program offices with multi million dollar budgets.  Hamilton served as the first Director of the Joint Forces Program Office at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) working command & control interoperability and on the as well as Chief of the Ada Joint Program Office where he transitioned Ada compiler management from government to the civilian sector.  

Hamilton has a BA in journalism/public relations from Texas Tech University, an MS in systems management from the University of Southern California, an MS in computer science from Vanderbilt University and a PhD in computer science from Texas A&M University. Hamilton is a graduate of the Naval War College with distinction. His research interests include all areas of cyber security, simulation of computer networks, practical applications of the DOD Architecture Framework (DODAF), prevention/protection against distributed denial of service attacks and software vulnerability analysis.

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