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Jeff Voas

Jeffrey Voas is a computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital (1992). After 13 years at Cigital, Voas accepted a director position at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and was named an SAIC Technical Fellow (2005-2009). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010), and serves as the IEEE Computer Society's Second VP (2010). Voas is IEEE Division VI's Director-Elect (2010).

Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998]), is currently an Associate Editor-In-Chief of IEEE's IT Professional magazine, and is on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Magazine. He was one of two people named IEEE Reliability Engineer of the Year in 2000. He received two U.S. patents and has over 150 publications. Voas received his undergraduate degree in computer engineering from Tulane University (1985), and received his M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science from the College of William and Mary (1986, 1990 respectively). Voas performed a two-year post-doc for the National Research Council (1990-1992). Voas is a Fellow of the IEEE.


Computer Scientist
Computer Security Division
Secure Systems and Applications Group

Phone: 301-975-6622
Email: jeff.voas@nist.gov
Fax: 301-975-8387