Oak Ridge Cybersecurity Expert to Present Thursday

Shaun Gleason
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Shaun Gleason

Members of the campus community are invited to a seminar featuring Shaun Gleason, director of the Cyber and Applied Data Analytics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Gleason's presentation is titled "Cyber Security Research and Development for the Nation."

The talk will take place from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 23, in room 236 of the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Center for Academic Excellence. It is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

In his role, Gleason is responsible for a research and development portfolio focused on cybersecurity and data analytics, and more specifically, these four thrust areas: cyber and information security, cyber physical systems, software vulnerability science, and multi-modal data analytics and architectures. 

From 2013 to 2018, he was the director of the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. From 2011 to 2013, Gleason was director of the Office of Institutional Planning and was responsible for ORNL's strategic planning process and discretionary R&D investment. From 2008 to 2011, he was the group leader of the Imaging, Signals, and Machine Learning Group at ORNL. He has 30 years of experience in applied image processing and machine learning for industrial, security, and medical imaging applications.

Gleason earned B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a research focus on x-ray computed tomography and 2D and 3D model-based medical image segmentation.

"Cyber security is critical in protecting digital and physical assets in a highly connected world through the Internet," said Frank Liu, department head of Computer Science and Computer Engineering. "There are excellent education and research efforts in cyber security on campus. We are excited to have Dr. Gleason present this seminar on this important topic."

The lecture is free and open to the public. No registration is required.


Terry Bennett, HEI program coordinator
Computer Science and Computer Engineering
479-575-6036, twbennet@uark.edu

Nick DeMoss, director of communications
College of Engineering
479-575-5697, ndemoss@uark.edu


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