Cyber Academic Group


Cynthia Irvine, Ph.D.


Glasgow Hall East, Room 211

831-656-2461, DSN 756-2461


Associate Chair

Michael Senft, LTC, USA


Glasgow Hall East, Room 216


831-656-2652, DSN 756-2652


Thomas Albright, Professor (2012), Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 1990. 

David L. Alderson, Associate Professor (2006), Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003.

John Arquilla, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (1993), Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991. 

Kathryn Aten, Associate Professor (2010), Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2009.

Dan Boger, Professor Emeritus (1979), Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1979.

Alex Bordetsky, Chair, Department of Information Sciences, Ph.D., Chelyabinsk State Technical University of Russia, 1982.

Chad Bollmann, CDR, USN, Director Center for Cyber Warfare and Assistant Professor (2018), Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2018.

Douglas Brinkley, Senior Lecturer (1998), Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University, 2003. 

Raymond J. Buettner, Jr., Associate Professor (1999), Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003.

David Canright, Associate Professor (1988), Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1987. 

Richard S. Cote, Senior Lecturer (2001), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2000.

Rudy Darken, Professor (1996), Ph.D., George Washington University, 1995.

Duane T. Davis, Senior Lecturer (2012), Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2006.

Dorothy Denning, Emeritus Distinguished Professor (2002), Ph.D., Purdue University, 1975.

Peter Denning, Distinguished Professor (2002), Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968. 

George Dinolt, Professor of Practice, Director, Center for Cyber Warfare (2002), Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1971. 

Chris Eagle, Senior Lecturer (1997), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1995.

Nelson Emmons, M.S., U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, 1997 and 2013.

Christian Fitzpatrick, Faculty Associate for Research (2018), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.

Douglas Fouts, Chair, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor (1990), Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1990.

John D. (JD) Fulp, Senior Lecturer (2001), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 1996.

Shelley P. Gallup, Research Associate Professor (1999), Ph.D., Old Dominion University, 1998.

V. Bob Garza, Lecturer, M.S., Golden Gate University, 2000. 

Britta Hale, Assistant Professor (2018), Ph.D., Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 2017.

Ted Huffmire, Associate Professor (2007), Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 2007.

Wade Lee Huntley, Senior Lecturer (2009), Ph.D., University of California at Berkley, 1993.

Cynthia E. Irvine, Distinguished Professor (1994), Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1975.

Scott E. Jasper, Lecturer (2002), Ph.D., University of Reading, 2018. 

Raymond Jones, COL, USA (Ret.), Lecturer (2012), M.A., Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 2003. 

Thor Martinsen, CDR, USN, Assistant Professor (2012), Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2017. 

Randy Maule, Visiting Associate Professor (2003), Ph.D., University of Florida, 1987. 

John McEachen, Distinguished Professor (1996), Ph.D., Yale University, 1995.

J. Vinnie Monaco, Assistant Professor (2018), Ph.D., Pace University, 2015.

Luqi, Professor (1986), Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1986.

Thuy Nguyen, Faculty Associate-Research (2002), B.A., University of California at San Diego, 1982.

Walter Owen, Associate Chair for Distributed Programs & Outreach, Dept. of Systems Engineering (1995), Ph.D., Golden Gate University. 

Charles Prince, Faculty Associate — Research, B.S., Oregon State University, 1993. 

Craig Rasmussen, Emeritus Professor (1991), Ph.D., University of Colorado at Denver, 1990.

Mark Rhoades, Senior Lecturer (2001), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2006.

Clark Robertson, Professor (1992), Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1983.

John Roth, Assistant Professor (2017), Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2016.

Neil Rowe, Professor (1983), Ph.D., Stanford University, 1983.

Sharon Runde, Faculty Associate — Research (2002), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2009.

Clyde Scandrett, Professor (1987), Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1985.

Michael Senft, LTC USA, Instructor (2019), M.S., Naval Postgraduate School, 2015.

Alan Shaffer, Senior Lecturer (2008), Ph.D., Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.

Gurminder Singh, Chair, Department of Computer Science (2002), Ph.D., University of Alberta, 1989.

Keith Snider, Professor (1993), Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1997. 

Pantelimon Stanica, Professor (2006), Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1998.

Preetha Thulasiraman, Assistant Professor (2012), Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2010.

Brief Overview

Cyberspace is now a primary warfare area. Establishing US Tenth Fleet/Fleet Cyber Command, combined with the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance (N2N6) forms an enterprise able to address the opportunities and challenges for Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO) within the Navy’s vision for the Information Dominance Corps (IDC). Reflecting a growing cognizance of the importance of cyber operations, other elements of the U.S. military and U.S. Government, such as the Department of Homeland Security, have created similar or complementary organizations. Optimization of the military and U.S. Government value of cyber for future operations will require leaders who both understand how to defend our networks from penetration and employ cyber capabilities to ensure an advantage in future operations. Essential to this objective is a cadre of officers able to address the broad range of cyber operations: computer network attack, defense, and exploitation; cyber analysis, operations, planning and engineering; and cyber intelligence operations and analysis.

The Cyber Academic Group (CAG) is an association of faculty and academic professorships representing different academic disciplines. Established by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) on 23 September 2011, the Cyber Academic Group has responsibility for oversight and management of interdisciplinary education and research programs.