Dr. Matt Bishop


Dr. Matt Bishop is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. He does research in the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems, including modeling them, building tools to detect vulnerabilities, and ameliorating or eliminating them. This includes detecting and handling all types of malicious logic. He is active in the areas of network security, the study of denial of service attacks and defenses, policy modeling, software assurance testing, and formal modeling of access controls. Currently, he is studying the nature of insider threats as technical problems and how to harden processes to inhibit such attacks. He also works in electronic and Internet voting, and was one of the two principle investigators of the California Top-to-Bottom Review, which performed a technical review of all electronic voting systems certified in the State of California. He is active in information assurance education. His textbook, Computer Security: Art and Science, was published in December 2002 by Addison-Wesley Professional. He also teaches software engineering, machine architecture, operating systems, programming, and (of course) computer security.

University of California, Davis