From academic papers to capstone projects, op-eds, documentaries, and books, the cybersecurity community at Tufts shares its expertise. See below for a list of experts, as well as a sampling of their work. Jump to Faculty or Scholars.
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the dean of global business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. The Institute’s objective is to “connect the world of business with the world.” At the Institute, Bhaskar has launched multiple initiatives, e.g. The Digital Planet, Inclusion Inc., The “Turn?” Conference series, among others.
In addition, Bhaskar also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an advisory board member for the UNDP’s International Center for the Private Sector in Development based in Istanbul, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution India, and is the Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. He is a regular writer and columnist for multiple widely read publications, e.g. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, Indian Express, Huffington Post, and is a former op-ed columnist on Innovation for the Washington Post. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World” (Harvard Business Press).
Antonia Chayes is professor of practice in international politics and law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School. Chayes was vice chair of Conflict Management Group (CMG), an international nonprofit dispute resolution organization where she mediated corporate disputes for JAMS/Endispute. As a board member of United Technologies Corporation for 21 years, she chaired its Public Issues Review Committee and served on its Executive Committee until retiring in 2002.
During the Carter Administration she was assistant and later, Undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, where she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. She has served on several federal commissions, including the vice president’s White House Aviation Safety and Security Commission, and the Commission on Roles and Missions of the United States Armed Forces. She has also practiced law in a Boston law firm. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. She was honored with the Radcliffe Alumnae Award in recognition of her career of distinguished service.
- Selected Work: Borderless Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Ming Chow is a senior lecturer in the Tufts University Department of Computer Science. His areas of work are in web and mobile security and web and mobile engineering. He teaches courses largely in the undergraduate curriculum, including Data Structures, Web Programming, Web Engineering, Music Apps on the iPad, Mobile Medical Devices and Apps, Senior Capstone Project, and Introduction to Computer Security. His course Introduction to Game Development was named one of the nation’s coolest engineering courses by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He was also a web application developer for ten years at Harvard University. Chow has spoken at numerous organizations and conferences, including the HTCIA, OWASP, InfoSec World, Design Automation Conference (DAC), DEF CON, Intel, SOURCE, and BSides.
Education: M.S., Computer Science, Tufts University, 2004 & B.S., Computer Science, Tufts University, 2002. Selected Honors and Awards include the 2016 Henry and Madeline Fischer Award, Tufts School of Engineering and the 2016 Teaching with Technology Award, Tufts University.
Before joining Tufts School of Engineering, Kathleen Fisher was a program manager at DARPA, where she started and managed the HACMS and PPAML programs; a consulting faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and a principal member of the technical staff at AT&T Labs Research. Fisher is an ACM Fellow. She is an associate editor for TOPLAS and a former editor of the Journal of Functional Programming. Fisher is a past chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) and past co-chair of CRA’s Committee on the Status of Women (CRA-W). She is a recipient of the SIGPLAN Distinguished Service Award, vice chair of DARPA’s ISAT study group, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Harvey Mudd College. Kathleen’s research focuses on advancing the theory and practice of programming languages. All of her work is collaborative and much is interdisciplinary. In one research thrust, she develops domain-specific languages to make it easier to solve problems in particular domains.
- Selected Work: The Car You Drive: How Vulnerable Is It to Hacking? (Big Think video, 2017)
Jeffrey Foster is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. He received a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s of Engineering in Computer Science from Cornell University. His research focuses on creating tools for improving software quality and efficiency. He also studies programming languages and system design and development. Jeffrey was previously Professor in the Department of Computer Science and UMIACS at the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a member of PLUM. Recent papers include: User Comfort with Android Background Resource Accesses in Different Contexts – SOUPS 2018; Evaluating Design Tradeoffs in Numeric Static Analysis for Java – ESOP 2018; Evaluating Design Tradeoffs in Numeric Static Analysis for Java – arXiv:1802.08927, February 2018; Refinement Types for Ruby – VMCAI 2018
- Selected Work: User Comfort with Android Background Resource Accesses in Different Contexts (Fourteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security, 2018)
Carolyn F. Gideon is an assistant professor of international communication and technology policy. She is also director of the Hitachi Center for Technology and International Affairs. Gideon’s research focus is policy, access, and industry structure issues of information and communication technology. She has been a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and at the Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School, and a research affiliate with the MIT Program on Internet and Telecoms Convergence. Past experience includes assistant vice president of Parker/Hunter Incorporated, manager of Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, and consultant with Strategic Planning Associates (now Mercer Management Consulting). She is a member of the International Telecommunication Society, International Communications Association, Society for Benefit Cost Analysis, and president-elect of the Transportation and Public Utility Group of the American Economic Association.
- Selected Work: “Technology Policy by Default: Shaping Communications Technology Through Regulatory Policy” in Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research (eds. David Guston and Daniel Sarewitz, University of Wisconsin Press, 2006)
Sam Guyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Tufts University. He works in in a variety of areas of programming language research, including compilers, optimizations, program analysis, and run-time systems. He is particularly interested in techniques that increase communication and cooperation between the runtime system and the programmer, and among runtime system components. His research generally focuses on compiler-assisted memory management.
Professor Guyer has been an Associate Professor since 2012 and was an Assistant Professor from 2005-2012. His education includes a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2001, Sam was the recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation.
Michael J. Glennon is Professor of International Law. Prior to going into teaching, he was Legal Counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (1977-1980). He has since been a Fulbright Distinguished Professor of International and Constitutional Law, Vytautus Magnus University School of Law, Kaunas, Lithuania (1998); a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. (2001-2002); Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Scholar at the United States Military Academy, West Point (2005); Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law (2006); and professeur invité at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) from 2006 to 2012.
Professor Glennon has served as a consultant to various congressional committees, the U.S. State Department, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. Professor Glennon is the author of numerous articles on constitutional and international law as well as several books. He has testified before the International Court of Justice and congressional committees.
- Selected Work: “State-Level Cybersecurity” (Policy Review, March-April, 2012)
The focus of Eitan’s writing and teaching is American politics. Eitan studies civic participation and the relationship between election rules, strategies, and the behavior of voters. His research falls into four boats: how politicians engage voters; causes and consequences of competition; political hobbyism; and the behavioral applications of voter files and other personal records.
Much of his work utilizes large databases of personal records to study political behavior. Eitan’s book, Hacking the Electorate, was published by Cambridge in 2015. His peer-reviewed articles have been published in venues such as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Eitan is currently writing a second book, a theory of political hobbyism.
- Selected Work: Hacking the Electorate: How Campaigns Perceive Voters (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Susan Landau is Bridge Professor of Cyber Security and Policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Tufts University and Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School Center for International Law and Governance and Visiting Professor, Department of Computer Science, University College London. Landau is the author of Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age (Yale University Press); Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (MIT Press) and co-author, with Whitfield Diffie, of Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption (MIT Press). Landau has testified before Congress and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, written for the Washington Post, Science, and Scientific American, and frequently appears on NPR and BBC. Landau has been a senior staff Privacy Analyst at Google, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, and a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Wesleyan University. She received the 2008 Women of Vision Social Impact Award, was a 2010-2011 fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, was a 2012 Guggenheim fellow, was inducted into the Cybersecurity Hall of Fame in 2015 and into the Information System Security Association Hall of Fame in 2018. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery.
- Selected Work: Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age (Yale University Press, 2017)
Edward Schumacher-Matos comes to The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy with a unique background. He has been a prize-winning journalist at some of the nation’s most prestigious news outlets, an academic at top universities, and a media entrepreneur. Through his experience in digital media, international reporting, cross-cultural communication and migration research, Schumacher-Matos brings a deep understanding of today’s networked world. Since taking over in the fall of 2015, he has re-cast the center with cutting edge projects, teaching and research that follow in the forward-thinking tradition and integrity of Edward R. Murrow himself.
Schumacher-Matos began his media career while a student at Fletcher, working nights on the foreign desk at The Boston Globe and as a reporter at the Quincy Patriot Ledger, covering Boston’s South Shore. He moved to Japan, where he was a prolific stringer for The Washington Post there and back in New England. He then joined The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was part of a team to win a Pulitzer Prize covering the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. Schumacher-Matos moved to The New York Times, where he was the NYC economic development reporter and bureau chief in Buenos Aires and Madrid. After two years as director of the Spanish Institute in New York, he joined The Wall Street Journal, where he became founding editor and associate publisher of The Wall Street Journal Americas.
Jeffrey W. Taliaferro is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University, where he has taught since 1997. His research and teaching focus on security studies, international relations theory, international history and politics, United States foreign policy, intelligence and U.S. national security. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Duke University and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University.
Professor Taliaferro is the author of Balancing Risks: Great Power Intervention in the Periphery (Cornell University Press, 2004), which won the American Political Science Association’s Robert L. Jervis and Paul W. Schroeder Award for the Best Book in International History and Politics. He is co-editor, along with Steven E. Lobell and Norrin P. Ripsman, of Neoclassical Realism, the State, and Foreign Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and of The Challenge of Grand Strategy: The Great Powers and the Broken Balance between the World Wars (Cambridge University Press, 2012). His articles have appeared in the journals International Security, Security Studies, and Political Psychology. He has also contributed chapters to several edited volumes.
Josephine Wolff joined the faculty of the Fletcher School as an assistant professor of cybersecurity policy in 2019. Her research interests include international Internet governance, cyber-insurance, security responsibilities and liability of online intermediaries, government-funded programs for cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the legal, political, and economic consequences of cybersecurity incidents.
Her book “You’ll See This Message When It Is Too Late: The Legal and Economic Aftermath of Cybersecurity Breaches” was published by MIT Press in 2018. Her writing on cybersecurity has also appeared in Slate, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Wired. Prior to joining Fletcher, she was an assistant professor of public policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a fellow at the New America Cybersecurity Initiative and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She received received a PhD in Engineering Systems and MS in Technology and Policy from MIT, and an AB in mathematics from Princeton. As a student, she also spent time at Microsoft, the Center for Democracy and Technology, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and the Department of Defense.
Amanda Current, PhD Candidate
Amanda Current is a doctoral student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and an active duty Army Strategic Intelligence Officer. She is pursuing a PhD under the Army’s Advanced Strategic Planning and Policy PhD Fellowship program. Amanda spent the first ten years of her Army career as a Blackhawk helicopter pilot and served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to arriving at Fletcher she was assigned to U.S. Cyber Command where she held positions at multiple echelons of the organization, culminating as the Commander’s senior representative to the CIA.
Amanda’s research interest is derived from her practical experience as an intelligence officer in the national security enterprise. Her interests include U.S. statecraft, organizational theory, policymaking, and U.S. grand strategy. She plans to analyze the systematic relationship between national security organizational cultures and cyber policy development and execution.
Asaf Lubin is a Cybersecurity Postdoctoral Policy Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He is further a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, a Visiting Scholar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Federmann Cyber Security Research Center, and a member of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Expert Group for the Education for Justice (E4J) Module Series on Cybercrime.
His research centers around the intersection of law and technology, particularly as it relates to cybersecurity and cyber risk management, internet governance, and surveillance, privacy and data protection regulation. His work draws on his experiences as a former intelligence analyst, Sergeant Major (Res.), as well as his vast practical training and expertise in national security law and foreign policy. Asaf’s work additionally reflects his time spent serving as a Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow with Privacy International, a London-based non-for-profit devoted to advancing the right to privacy in the digital age and curtailing unfettered forms of governmental and corporate surveillance. His dissertation “The Law on Espionage: From Unilateral Agencies to Multilateral Mechanisms Governing the International Law of Intelligence” proposes a new legal framework for articulating the normative relationships between spy and spied in peacetime interstate operations.
Prior to his postdoctoral research, Asaf completed a dual degree in Law and International Relations (LL.B./B.A, magna cum laude) at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D, expected 2019) degrees at Yale Law School. He additionally attended The Hague Academy of International Law, and interned for the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. Asaf also worked for the Turkel Public Commission of Inquiry into the Maritime Incident of May 31st 2010, and served as an articled clerk for the International Law Division of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office of the Legal Advisor. Asaf has previously taught seminars in public and private international law, torts and insurance law, international human rights and humanitarian law, and criminal procedure and counterterrorism. He has published with the Harvard International Law Journal, the Yale Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, and written for Just Security and Lawfare.
Nadiya Kostyuk is a doctoral candidate in Political Science and Public Policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on security studies, modern warfare, cyber conflict, cyber institutions and capability, Russian and Eurasian politics. Her methodological areas of interest include network analysis, mathematical/computational modeling and text analysis.
Nadiya’s research has been supported by the Belfer Center for Science and International Technology at Harvard’s Kennedy School, the Department of Computer Science and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at the Tufts University, Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Digital Economy, and Civic Tech Initiative at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.
Her research has been published (or is forthcoming) in the Cyber Defense Review, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Strategic Security, and several edited volumes and general-audience publications. Nadiya is the co-organizer (with Christopher Whyte) of the Digital Issues Discussion Group.
Nadiya received degrees from New York University (MSc), City University of New York John jay College (B.A.) and Kyiv National Linguistic University (B.A.) and is currently a fellow at EastWest Institute of Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.