Roger I. Khazan

Dr. Roger I. KhazanRoger I. Khazan
Associate Group Leader
Lincoln Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group
244 Wood Street
Lexington, MA 02420-9108

Dr. Roger Khazan is the associate leader of the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. He is responsible for directing business development, leading staff, and executing programs in the areas of systems and communication security, with the particular focus on Department of Defense mission systems, such as those for unmanned systems (UxS), space, and cyber.

Dr. Khazan is passionate about creating and transitioning to practice crypto-based security solutions for mission-critical systems that are efficient, affordable, easy-to-integrate and easy-to-operate. The goal is to significantly simplify the task of adding strong and usable protections to software and hardware applications. Of paramount importance is ensuring a natural fit of the created solutions into the larger programmatic, system, and mission contexts.

Several game-changing technologies (e.g., the Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture [LOCKMA] and Tactical Key Management) created by Dr. Khazan and his team have transitioned both outside and inside Lincoln Laboratory and have been used to secure important mission systems. This work has also been recognized by various awards (such as the prestigious 2012 R&D 100 Award and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Best Invention Award).

In addition to his group-level responsibilities, Dr. Khazan is the deputy chair of a Lincoln Laboratory internal research and development (R&D) panel that manages the Laboratory’s internal cyber security R&D investments, and he contributes actively to division-level strategic planning activities. Dr. Khazan has also been serving as a program committee member for several prominent conferences, including serving as the chair of Lincoln Laboratory’s premier cyber workshop between 2010 and 2012. He 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 International Association for Cryptologic Research (ICAR), Sigma Xi, and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) International.

Dr. Khazan earned SM (1998) and PhD (2002) degrees from MIT in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, as well as completing a minor in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management (2002). Prior to his studies at MIT, Dr. Khazan earned a BA degree, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University in 1996, with two majors, computer science and mathematics, a minor in economics, and two departmental awards: Highest Honors in Computer Science and Michtom Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Computer Science.


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