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Cynthia E Irvine

Distinguished Professor
Computer Science
Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2461
Research Interests
Information and Software Assurance
Multilevel Security
High Assurance Security Engineering
Network Security
Security Models
Distributed Systems Security
Security Requirements Engineering
Information Assurance 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