Roger I. Khazan

I expect excellence from myself and others.

Roger Khazan

Dr. Roger I. Khazan is the leader of the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He leads and enables a team of about 80 talented researchers, engineers, and support personnel in helping our sponsors and partners solve some of the hardest technical problems relevant to national security.

Dr. Khazan is passionate about creating and transitioning to practice cutting-edge cyber security solutions for mission-critical systems — solutions that are efficient, affordable, easy to integrate, and easy to operate.

Dr. Khazan actively contributes to various strategic planning activities at the division, Lincoln Laboratory, and national level. Since joining the Laboratory in 2002, Dr. Khazan has led and contributed to many advanced systems security and applied cryptography technologies, a number of which have been recognized by prestigious awards and have successfully transitioned outside and inside Lincoln Laboratory. Additionally, Dr. Khazan served as the chair of the Laboratory’s premier cybersecurity workshop between 2010 and 2012. From 2015 to 2019, he oversaw and managed Lincoln Laboratory's Internal Research and Development investments in the cybersecurity area.

Dr. Khazan earned a PhD degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, with a minor in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management (2002). He also holds an SM degree in computer science from MIT (1998) and a BA degree, summa cum laude, in computer science and mathematics from Brandeis University (1996), with two departmental awards: Highest Honors in Computer Science and Michtom Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science. Dr. Khazan is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); and a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International.