Received: 15 November 2018
Accepted: 8 May 2019
First Online: 13 June 2019
: Fitzroy D. Nembhard is currently working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Institute of Technology. He received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology in 2018 under the advisorship of Marco M. Carvalho. He also received a MS in Bioinformatics and BS in Computer Science from Morgan State University in 2012 and 2009, respectively. Prior to completing his doctoral studies, Dr. Nembhard worked as an adjunct faculty in the Computer Science Department at Morgan State University. His interests include using Machine Learning and Data Mining to solve problems in Cyber Security and Bioinformatics (particularly in designing and improving sequence-based algorithms using parallel and distributed methodologies), designing tools to improve software and information security, and designing visualizations for cyber specialists to solve critical problems in the cyber domain.Marco M. Carvalho is a Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech) and a Research Scholar/Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. At Florida Tech, Dr. Carvalho serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences, Director of Research of the Harris Institute for Assured Information, and Director of the Intelligent Communications and Information Systems Laboratory. Dr. Carvalho graduated with a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in dynamic systems and control theory from the University Brasilia (UnB–Brazil). He also holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Tulane University, with specialization in Machine Learning and Data Mining. Dr. Carvalho currently leads several research efforts in the areas of cyber security, moving target defense, critical infrastructure protection, and tactical communication systems, primarily sponsored by the Department of Defense, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, ONR, the National Science Foundation, DoE and Industry. He is the Principal Investigator of a DoD/AFRL sponsored project focused on Systems Behavior Approach to Moving Target Command and Control, and the Principal Investigator of an AFRL sponsored effort on Resilient Airborne Networks. Dr. Carvalho’s research interests include resilient distributed systems, multi-agent systems and emergent approaches to systems optimization and security.Thomas C. Eskridge is an Associate Professor of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity in the Harris Institute for Assured Information at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Eskridge has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University and an MS and BS in Computer Science from Southern Illinois University. His research focuses on amplifying human performance through intelligent assistance and innovative visualizations, both of which require developing a deep understanding of operator goals and mental task models to represent, reason, and visually display. He is currently developing tools that enable software agents and human operators to collaboratively represent and reason about networks, user actions, and cyber security events. Previous projects include developing a hybrid connectionist-symbolic knowledge ărepresentation system to model human analogical reasoning, case-based reasoning systems supporting milling-machine operators, formal knowledge representation editors, distributed multi-agent systems, fixed-wing and rotary-wing cockpit displays, visualizations for cyber situation awareness, defense posture, and mission management.
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