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Cynthia E Irvine

Distinguished Professor
Computer Science

Phone: (831) 656-2461
NPS Experience
  • 1994 - current: Distinguished Professor
Research Interests
Cyber Operations
Trustworthy Systems
Multilevel Security
High Assurance Security Engineering
Network Security
Security Models
Distributed Systems Security
Security Requirements Engineering
Cybersecurity Pedagogy
System Security Architectures
Teaching Interests
A comprehensive program in computer security based on foundational concepts of computer science and applied to contemporary systems


  • 2004 - William Hugh Murray Founder's Award, Colloquium on Information Systems Security Education
  • 2001 - Naval Information Assurance Award
  • 2000 - Best Paper Award, National Information Systems Security Conference
  • 1998 - Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School, Computer Science
  • 1997 - Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School, Information Warfare

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Life Member, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Computer Society of the IEEE
  • Senior Member, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers