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Sean Peisert Named Editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy

Computer science associate adjunct professor Sean Peisert has been named the new editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal, IEEE Security and Privacy. Peisert, who is currently an associate editor-in-chief, will begin his new, three-year appointment on January 1, 2021.

IEEE Security and Privacy is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society’s peer-reviewed journal on computer security, publishing research, case studies, tutorials and reviews on the security and dependability of computer-based systems. Its goal is to disseminate work with both a practical and research emphasis from top scholars in academia, industry and government.

“I am extremely humbled by the appointment to this position amidst a group of the finest computer scientists and security and privacy professionals in the world,” said Peisert.  “IEEE Security & Privacy has a 20-year history of excellence that can, should and will continue forth with our hard work. It is both a daunting challenge and a joy to assume this new role.”

Peisert is an associate adjunct professor both at the Department of Computer Science and in the Division of Health Informatics at the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento. A product of the UC system, he received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from UC San Diego, all in computer science.

When he’s not at UC Davis, Peisert works as a staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, leading the cybersecurity and privacy R&D team in the Computational Research Division. He also serves as chief cybersecurity strategist for CENIC, an organization that operates the high-capacity California Research and Education Network (CalREN).

His research focuses on keeping a variety of computing systems safe and secure by using scientific data analysis to develop systems that identify misuse and cyberattacks. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve safety for high-performance computing systems, cloud computing, distributed systems and power grid control systems.

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