Dr. Hamed Okhravi is a senior staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group, where he leads programs and conducts research in the area of systems security. His research interests include cybersecurity, science of security, security evaluation, and operating systems. He is the recipient of a 2018 R&D 100 Award, 2015 Team Award, and 2014 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Early Career Technical Achievement Award for his work on cyber moving target research. He is also the recipient of an honorable mention (runner-up) at the 2015 National Security Agency's 3rd Annual Best Scientific Cybersecurity Paper Competition.
He is an associate editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy journal. He has also served as the program chair for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS) Moving Target Defense (MTD) workshop, the poster chair of the IEEE Secure Development Conference, and a guest editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy – Special Issue on Hacking without Humans. In addition, he has served as a program committee member for a number of academic conferences and workshops including ACM CCS; Network and Distributed System Security Symposium; the International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses; ACM AsiaCCS; the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design; ACM Workshop on Moving Target Defense; Military Communications Conference;The International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security; IEEE
Secure Development Conference; and ACM Workshop on Assurable and Usable Security Configuration. He has also served on the National Science Foundation's Panel for the Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program.
Dr. Okhravi actively contributes to various national, Laboratory, and division-level strategic planning activities, and has led the development of multiple national-level R&D roadmaps. He has also led the development of multiple systems security technologies that have successfully transitioned outside and inside Lincoln Laboratory. His work has resulted in three U.S. patents and numerous publications in top-tier venues.
Dr. Okhravi’s current focus is researching and developing a Resilient Mission Computer, a new computer system design in which security is the core focus and multiple large classes of vulnerabilities are prevented by design.
Dr. Okhravi earned his MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2006 and 2010, respectively.