2009 Founder's Award | 2006 Academic Leadership
Matt Bishop received his Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University, where he specialized in computer security, in 1984. He is on the faculty at the Department of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis, California, USA. His main research area is the analysis of vulnerabilities in computer systems, including modeling them, building tools to detect vulnerabilities, and ameliorating or eliminating them.
Currently, he has research projects involving data sanitization, modeling election processes, and examining metrics for evaluating network attack detection mechanisms; he is also looking at the "insider" problem. He has been active in the area of UNIX security since 1979, and has presented tutorials at SANS, USENIX, and other conferences. He also has done work on electronic voting, and was one of the two principle investigators of the California Top-to-Bottom Review, which performed a technical review of all electronic voting systems certified for use in the State of California, USA. His textbook, Computer Security: Art and Science, was published in December 2002 by Addison-Wesley Professional. He also teaches software engineering, machine architecture, operating systems, programming, and (of course) computer security.