University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Brian Levine

Professor, Director
College of Information & Computer Sciences
UMass Amherst
Security, privacy, and forensics applied to the Internet and cellular networks


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Brian Levine joined the UMass Computer Science faculty in Fall 1999 as an assistant professor. He was promoted to Professor in 2010. He is currently the founding Director of the UMass Amherst Cybersecurity Institute. He was the Computer Science Undergraduate Program Director from 2009-2012. He received his Master's and PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics & Computer Science from the University at Albany in 1994. His research and teaching focus on security, privacy, and forensics in the context of mobile systems, cellular networks, and the Internet. Brian's funding has included awards from the National Science Foundation as PI for Secure and Trustworthy Computing (medium, small, and eager awards), NETS, GENI, and SFS capacity and scholarship programs, the Dept. of Defense's capacity building program for security education, the National Institute of Justice's Electronic Crime program, and four years of support from the Department of Justice for forensics research.