Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Digital Forensics and Cyber Analysis program within the ECE Department. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1989), Master's degree from Clemson University (Mathematical Sciences, 1995), and PhD from George Mason University (Computational Sciences and Informatics, 2008). He has been a cyber security practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 20 years. During that time, he has led and performed network and system vulnerability and penetration tests, led a cyber incident response team, conducted digital forensics investigations, and taught university courses in cyber security, penetration testing, digital forensics, and programming. Past and current funded research sponsors include DARPA, DHS, NSF, and DoD. His research interests are focused on digital artifact persistence, extraction, analysis, and manipulation.
Cyber Physical System Security
Avesta Sasan received the B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) in Computer Engineering, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California Irvine, California. Before joining GMU, Dr. Sasan worked at the industry for few years. He joined Broadcom Co. Office of CTO in 2009, researching and developing methodologies for signal and power integrity analysis, physical design and implementation, etc. in 2014, He joined Qualcomm Co. VLSI Technology team, developing in house EDA for yield aware, and voltage noise aware, and IR aware timing signoff. In 2016 Dr. Sasan joined George Mason University where he currently works as an Associate Professor, conducting research and teaching courses in the areas listed bellows.