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David Aucsmith

Senior Principal Research Scientist

Affiliate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering





Research Interests

Computer Science and Technology, Cybersecurity


David Aucsmith is a senior computer scientist and technology leader with over thirty years of experience in industry, government, and academia. His current research interests include the security of cyber-physical systems.

He has worked in a variety of security technology areas including secure computer systems, secure communications systems, security architecture, random number generation, cryptography and cryptographic systems, steganography and network intrusion detection. Aucsmith is a former officer in the U.S. Navy and has written extensively on cybercrime, cyber espionage and cyber warfare.

He has been a representative to numerous international, government and academic organizations including the National Academy advisory board on Survivability and Lethality Analysis and the Directorate Advisory Council for the National Security Directorate of Pacific Northwest National Labs. He is co-chairman of the FBI's Information Technology Study Group, a member of the President's Task Force on National Defense and Computer Technology and a member of the Department of Defense's Global Information Grid Senior Industry Review Group. Aucsmith was also U.S. industry representative to the G8 Committee on Organized, Transnational, and Technological Crime where he participated directly in the G8 summits in Paris, Berlin and Tokyo.

Aucsmith holds 33 patents for digital security and is a member of the advisory board for the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He currently lectures at the Naval Postgraduate School and the USAF Air War College.


B.A. Biochemistry, University of Georgia

M.S. Physics, Naval Postgraduate School

M.S. Information & Computer Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Acoustics Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing Center for Environmental & Information Systems Center for Industrial & Medical Ultrasound Electronic & Photonic Systems Ocean Engineering Ocean Physics Polar Science Center