Stephen Taylor is a Professor of Computer Engineering at Dartmouth College and a nationally recognized leader in cyber security. His research interests include information operations, distributed computing and systems, computer and network security, embedded systems, and surveillance technologies. He has extensive experience in the design and management of large, multi-disciplinary research programs, organizational development, logistics, and building state-of-the-art validation infrastructures to ensure system integrity, technology evolution, and rapid transition of emerging cyber technologies. His current focus is on the design of resilient operating systems for cloud computing and security mechanisms for embedded systems.
Stephen has served the nation in several leadership capacities including as a member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (2009-2012), a program manager for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (2004-2008), and an IPA for the Air Force Research Laboratory (1998-2000). Among other awards, he has received the USAF Exemplary Civilian Service Medal (2012), the Lt. Gen Gordon T. Gould, Jr. Award for Best Classified Paper at MILCOM (2012), the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service (2008), and the DARPA Directors Award for Outstanding Portfolio of Technical Programs (2007). His research on large scale experimentation and cyber metrics led directly to the National Cyber Range (NCR) and the Air Force Cyber Experimentation Environment (CEE). He has authored 4 books, more than 25 journal articles and book chapters, and numerous conference papers.