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The ARLIS research team draws from various expertise and disciplines, including engineering, data science, psychology, computer science, anthropology, rhetoric, cognitive science, political science, cybersecurity, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

Our technical experts work with former and current defense and intelligence operators and policymakers to solve difficult national security problems, resulting in quality research relevant to academia and our operational partners. Our researchers rely on a talented team of experienced security specialists, IT experts, administrative professionals, and dedicated support staff to achieve our mission.

Nabeela Alam
Program Administrative Specialist
Lieutenant General (Ret) Robert P. Ashley Jr.
Lieutenant General (Ret) Robert P. Ashley Jr.
Visiting Professor of the Practice
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Andre Barbe
Affiliate Research Scientist
Gerhard Bartsch
Lead Computational Research Engineer
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Monique Beaudoin, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Sharon Beermann-Curtin
Visiting Research Engineer
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Aric Bills
Principal Faculty Research Specialist
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Reginald Bostick
Principal Faculty Specialist
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Austin Branch
Professor of the Practice, IPA to US Government
Erica Briscoe
Research Scientist
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Michael Brundage
Associate Research Engineer
Jacob Bunker
Faculty Research Specialist
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David Busigo
Finance
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Dennis Callahan
Visiting Associate Research Engineer, IPA to US Government
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Jarred Callura
ARLIS Affiliate
Susan Campbell
Assistant Research Scientist
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Sarah Campbell
Chief of Staff
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LTG(ret) Edward Cardon
Professor of the Practice
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Melissa Carraway
Assistant Research Scientist
Boykin “Chip” Carter III
Deputy Director of Security
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Breana Carter-Browne
Postdoctoral Associate
Pamela Castleberry
Assistant Director for Research Integrity and Compliance
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Victoria Chang
Faculty Research Specialist
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Ryan Clear
Project Coordinator
David J. Coombs
David J. Coombs
Director of Strategic Development
Joseph Danks
Research Scientist Emeritus
Enrico Dela Paz
IT Coordinator
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Nancy Dodd
Manager, Human Resources
Devin Ellis
Senior Faculty Research Specialist
Capt. USN (ret) Richard Field
Principal Faculty Specialist, IPA to US Government
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Erin Fitzgerald
Director, INSURE Consortium
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Victor Frank
Research Manager
Janelle Gabriel
Director of Finance and Administration
Christopher Gardner
Senior Project Coordinator
Amir M. Ghaemi
Amir M. Ghaemi
Faculty Engineering Specialist
Brianna Gist
Faculty Research Specialist
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Sharon Glazer
Affiliate Professor
Ewa Golonka
Associate Research Scientist
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Ruthanna Gordon
Associate Research Scientist
Gene Gualtieri
Associate Research Engineer
Connor Hart
ARLIS Affiliate, Researcher, Quantum Technology Center
Bradley Hatfield
ARLIS Affiliate
Misty Hechinger
Misty Hechinger
Associate Research Engineer
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Thomas Hedberg
Associate Research Engineer, Mission Area Lead
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Brook Hefright
Assistant Research Scientist
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Moneer Helu
Associate Research Engineer
Jeffrey W. Hermann
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
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Michael C. Horowitz
Affiliate Research Scientist
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Bret Howard
Assistant Director of Finance
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Steven C. Howell
Assistant Research Engineer
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Meredith Mislevy Hughes
Principal Faculty Research Specialist
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David Isacoff
Affiliate Research Scientist
David Jacobs
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Computer Science
Wendy Jagat
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Shawn Janzen
Graduate Research Assistant
Bernadette Jerome
Bernadette Jerome
Faculty Research Specialist
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Michael Johns
Postdoctoral Associate
Kelly Jones
Assistant Research Scientist
Valerie Karuzis
Valerie Karuzis
Senior Faculty Research Specialist
Ben Kassel
Ben Kassel
Visiting Principal Faculty Specialist
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Joseph Kelly
Director of Operations
Saif M. Khan
Saif M. Khan
Visiting Professor of the Practice
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Mitchell Koff
Faculty Research Specialist
Stefanie Kuchinsky
Stefanie Kuchinsky
ARLIS Affiliate
Craig Lawrence
Director of Systems Research, Research Scientist, Mission Area Lead
Cheryl Lehr
Executive Assistant
Peter Loats
Visiting Research Engineer
Paul Lopata
Research Professor
Emily Lord
Emily Lord
Faculty Research Specialist
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David Lovell
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Civil Engineering
William Lucyshyn
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Public Policy
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Marilyn Maines
Research Specialist
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Angie Mallory
Assistant Research Scientist, Technical Writer
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Dinesh Manocha
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Computer Science
Julie Marble
Julie Marble
Visiting Research Scientist
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David Martinez
Postdoctoral Associate
Gilbert Martinez
Principal Faculty Research Specialist
Michael Maxwell
Research Scientist
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Sara McConnell
Faculty Research Specialist
Michael McGrath
ARLIS Affiliate
Michael McLaughlin
U.S. Cyber Command and ARLIS Affiliate, ARLIS Affiliate
Heather McMahon
Visiting Professor of the Practice
Laurel Grace Miller-Sims
Associate Research Scientist
Sonia C. Morgan
IT Coordinator
Michelle Morrison
Associate Research Scientist
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David Mussington
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Public Policy
Valerie Novak
Senior Faculty Research Specialist
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Caroline Orr
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Polly O’Rourke
Associate Research Scientist
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Susannah Paletz
Associate Professor at the College of Information Studies, ARLIS Affiliate
Nick Pandža
Senior Faculty Research Specialist
Amy Pate
Amy Pate
Executive Director & Research Director, START, ARLIS Affiliate
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Aki Peritz
Assistant Research Scientist
Judy Philipson
Associate Research Scientist
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Ian Phillips
ARLIS Affiliate
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Rick Phillips
Outreach and Event Specialist
Wayne Phoel
Visiting Research Engineer, ARLIS Affiliate
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Brian Pierce
Chief Scientist, Mission Area Lead
Anita Pilson
Security Specialist
Joshua C. Poore, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
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Adam Porter
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Computer Science
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William Regli
Executive Director, Professor of Computer Science
Harvey Rishikof
Director of Policy and Cyber Security Research, Mission Area Lead
Jennifer Roberts
Jennifer Roberts
Visiting Research Scientist
LTG (ret) Darsie Rogers
Professor of the Practice, Former Security Practitioner
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John Romano
Lead Engineer, Technology Security
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Adam Russell
Research Scientist, IPA to US Government
C. Anton Rytting
C. Anton Rytting
Associate Research Scientist
Peter Sandborn
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Beth Sanner
Beth Sanner
Visiting Professor of the Practice
Warren Savage
Visiting Research Engineer
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Matt Scassero
ARLIS Affiliate, Director, UMD UAS Test Site
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Shabnam Tafreshi
Assistant Research Scientist
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Hava Siegelmann
ARLIS Affiliate
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Timothy Sprock
Assistant Research Engineer
William Stephens
Director of Counterintelligence Research, Professor of the Practice
Lance Stuckey
Security Operations Coordinator
Darrell Teegarden
Visiting Research Engineer
Alison Tseng
Senior Faculty Research Specialist
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Matthew J. Turner
ARLIS Affiliate
Matthew Turner
Matthew S. Turner
Faculty Assistant
Matt Venhaus
Matt Venhaus
Professor of the Practice
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David Vordick
Director of Computational and Information Technologies
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Ronald Walsworth
ARLIS Affiliate, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Brian A. Weiss
Associate Research Engineer
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Neil Richard Wiley
Visiting Professor of the Practice
Ted Woodward
Ted Woodward
Research Professor
Greg Woosley
Director of Security