Biographical Sketch

Trent Jaeger is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The Pennsylvania State University and the Co-Director of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security (SIIS) Lab. Trent is currently the Consortium Lead for Army Research Lab's Cybersecurity Collaborative Research Alliance (ARL CSEC-CRA) a ten-year collaborative project between six universities, two companies, and ARL researchers.

Trent's research interests include systems and software security, and he has published over 150 research papers and is the author of the textbook "Operating Systems Security," which teaches secure operating systems and their major security mechanisms. Trent has made significant contributions to mandatory access control in Linux, including the Linux Security Modules framework and SELinux. His research on integrity measurement provided the foundational implementation for the Linux Integrity Modules framework. In recent work, he developed Linux kernel support (Griffin, ASPLOS 2017) for Intel Processor Trace, security namespaces for Linux container systems (USENIX 2018), and Linux toolchain (GCC and LLVM) countermeasures to preserve read-only data protections (NDSS 2017).

Trent also serves the computer security research community in several ways as an Editorial Board Member of the Communications of the ACM for Contributions (from 2020), Executive Committee Member of ACM SIGSAC as Past Chair (from 2013-2017), as Steering Committee Member of ACM CCS (from 2013), as General Chair and Steering Committee Chair of NDSS (from 2019), and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine (from 2018), Steering Committee member of the IEEE Secure Development Conference (IEEE SecDev, from 2017), and as an Academic Advisory Board member of the UK's Cyber Body of Knowledge (CyBoK) project (from 2018).

After getting his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Trent worked at IBM Research Watson from 1996 to 2005, when he joined Penn State. While at IBM Research, Trent researched operating systems security as part the L4 team, the precursor to seL4, and he was the IBM Research lead for the IBM Linux Technology center, where provided guidance on IBM's security plans for Linux, including contributing to the Common Criteria assurance efforts for Linux. He has been awarded 21 U.S. patents.

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