Save the date: Next HammerCon is Thursday 16 May 2024

Academic, Research, and Education Track:

NERD (New Emerging Research & Development) 

Schedule for Thursday 18 May 2023

Notes: Schedule subject to change. ⚡︎ indicates "lightning talks" (15 minute slot to share ideas but no Q&A).

1000: Opening Remarks ⚡︎

Dr. Tomás Peña

Colonel Wayne Sanders

Chief of Staff of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering (R&E). 

1015: Air Force Cyber College Postmortem ⚡︎

Dr. Carl Horn

Faculty at Air University and former faculty of the Air Force Cyber College. 

1030: Persistent Innovation

Mike Thomas

Cyber Systems Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / Lincoln Laboratory and former US Cyber Command J9 Deputy Director for Technology. 

1100: Unraveling the Matrix: Biohacking Forensics, Tile Tracker Heists, Virtual Reality Mischief, and AI Sorcery for Epic Penetration Testing

Dr. Ibrahim Baggili

Founder of the BiT Lab at the Louisiana State University (LSU). 

1130: Counter-cyber operations at the threshold of future conflict

JD Work

Professor at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). 

1200: Lunch

1245: Enhancing the Battleverse: China's Digital Twin Strategy ⚡︎

Joshua Baughman

Analyst at the Air University's China Aerospace Studies Institute. 

1300: Virtual Institutes for Cyber and Electromagnetic Spectrum Research and Employ (VICEROY)

Chester Maciag

Director for Cyber Science and Technology Research at OSD R&E. 

1330: Reinforcement Learning in the Cyber Battlespace: State-of-the-Art and Experiences in Workforce Development

Dr. Tyler Cody

Assistant Research Professor at the Virginia Tech (VT) National Security Institute (NSI). 

1400: Cyber Workforce Development

Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos

Faculty at the New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs (CGA) and founding Dean of the Air Force Cyber College. 

1430: Measures and Scores for Cyberspace Operations Plans: Methods, Applications, and Pitfalls

Will Parker

Navy Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE) veteran and Offensive Security Department Head at the Penn State University's Applied Research Lab. 

1500: Designing National Security Systems to be Resilient to Zero-Day Attacks ⚡︎

Jack Jurgensen

Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab 

1515: AI Enlistment: The Dawn of Autonomous Cyber Conflict ⚡︎

Joe Dean

Lead Offensive Cyber Engineer at Parsons Corp. 

1530: National Cyber Strategies ⚡︎

Dr. Joseph Schafer

Professor at the National Defense University (NDU) College of Information and Cyberspace (CIC). 

1545: Panel: R&D, Cyber Workforce Development, and the Expanding Role of Higher Education

Brigadier General (Ret) Guy Walsh

Panel moderator. Founding Executive Director of the National Security Collaboration Center at the University of Texas in San Antonio and Former USCYBERCOM Strategic Initiatives lead.  

Major General (Ret) Eric Vollmecke

Alex Brickner

Director of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programs at UMass Lowell Research Institute. 

1615: End of track. Movement to main track for 1630 closing ceremony.

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