Ain’t a ‘puter safe,
And ain’t a bot can’t be caught,
Is network secure?
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Dissertation title: “A SOM+ Diagnostic System for Network Intrusion Detection”
My dissertation is about network intrusion detection theory and finding malicious computer network traffic such as botnets by using computationally intelligent algorithms including neural nets, fuzzy inference, and artificial immunity.
Who, What, When, Where, Why
and sometimes How. Answer these
for a Ph.D.
University of Miami
A lot of my research is describing previously undescribed phenomenon or organisms using new instrumentation. I am working on describing the bloom dynamics of small, epipelagic jellyfish using a high resolution in situ imaging system. It seems like what we learned were the most important points in a story back in first grade still applies to cutting edge scientific research today.
Canada and the UK
Kept different secrets
Dissertation title: “Secretive states: a comparison of the Official Secrets Acts of Canada and Great Britain.”
When I worked on this topic, long before 9/11, I discovered that everyone else thought “intelligence studies” was creepy and super-boring and useless, so although I published my thesis, (well, the UK part), I never taught or wrote about intell again. On the upside, some of my peers were knee deep in Soviet strategic doctrine when the USSR collapsed, so I’d like to say to them: ha ha!
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