Samuel C. Jero

My colleagues at the Laboratory were and are a large part of my reason for coming here and my reason for staying. The sense of community, the level of excellence, and the excitement to be here working on these problems are second to none!

Samuel Jero

Dr. Samuel C. Jero is a technical staff member in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. Since joining Lincoln Laboratory in 2018, he has worked on diverse aspects of cybersecurity research, including the security implications of software defined networking, formal modeling of network properties, leveraging new hardware primitives for improved security in operating systems, and real-time security. Jero’s current research focuses on secure-by-design operating systems (OS), including ways to apply least privilege principles systematically to the OS, methods to protect applications from compromised components of an OS, and fully leveraging work on formal methods and programming languages for OS security. His other research interests include network security, transport protocols, and automated testing.

Jero’s work has received a variety of awards, including the Applied Networking Research Prize from the Internet Research Task Force in 2016 and 2018, and the Cisco Network Security Distinguished Paper Award from the Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium in 2018. He has also served on the program committee for NDSS since 2020.

Jero received BS and MS degrees in computer science from Ohio University in 2013 and a PhD degree in computer science from Purdue University in 2018. His dissertation focused on automated attack discovery for network transport protocols.