Greg Shannon

Greg Shannon

Chief Scientist

Key Responsibilities

Dr. Greg Shannon is the chief scientist for the CERT® Program at Carnegie Mellon University's Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research and development center. In this role, he works with CERT management and staff to establish and enhance the program's research visibility, initiatives, strategies, and policies. Outside of CERT, he works to influence national research agendas and promote the data-driven science of cyber security.

Professional Background

Prior to joining CERT, Shannon was the chief scientist at two startups (CounterStorm, and Science, Engineering and Technology Associates), where he worked on insider threats, the science of cyber security, and statistical anomaly detection. In earlier positions, Shannon led applied research and development efforts in cyber security and data analysis at Lucent Technologies, Lumeta, Ascend Communications, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Indiana University, and his own startup company.

Shannon received a BS in Computer Science from Iowa State University with minors in Mathematics, Economics, and Statistics. He earned both his MS and PhD in Computer Sciences at Purdue University, on a fellowship from the Packard Foundation.

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