Dr. Krishna Sampigethaya is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Cyber Intelligence and Security at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington (2007) and was the first to defend a thesis on connected vehicle privacy and aviation cyber security research.
He then joined The Boeing Company and was selected early as the first Boeing Associate Technical Fellow for aviation cyber-physical security (2012). Most recently he was an Associate Director for cyber security at the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Research Center (2016-2018), focusing on the security of aerospace systems as well as control systems of commercial products.
He was an Assistant Director for the Masters in Telecom program at the University of Maryland (2014-2015), developing new courses on software-defined networks and connected vehicles. He founded the first aviation cyber security technical committee, sponsored by the SAE in 2008, and have been organizing aviation cyber security tracks at SAE as well as AIAA/IEEE conferences since then.
He also co-edited the first special issue on cyber-physical systems, published in the first centennial year issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE journal (2012). He has authored over 50 papers—including 3 award-winning publications—delivered over 15 keynotes, and hold over 17 USPTO patents in aviation CPS security, including ADS-B security.
His contributions have been recognized in the community with awards such as the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) Engineer of the Year Award (2013), ASEI Corporate Engineering Excellence Award (2013), and a Best Instructor Award at UMD (2015).