Robert D. Lychev

MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory have a long history of using systems thinking to tackle complicated interdisciplinary problems with intellectual rigor. It is very exciting to leverage these techniques to understand and address some of the new cyber resiliency challenges involving highly complex systems that are software-intensive and sociotechnical.

Robert Lychev

Dr. Robert D. Lychev is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He joined the Laboratory in September 2014. His research focuses on leveraging techniques from systems theory, network science, and cybersecurity to problems in systems analysis and resilience engineering in contested environments.

Dr. Lychev earned his BS degrees (summa cum laude) in computer science and physics and an MS degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He earned his PhD degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. As a PhD student, he focused on evaluating the utility of security-enhanced communication protocols in terms of their provable security and performance guarantees, as well as their deployment challenges in practice. For his work, Dr. Lychev was awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize by the Internet Research Task Force.