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Jeff Voas

Computer Scientist

Jeffrey Voas is an author and innovator. He is currently a computer scientist at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD. Before joining NIST in 2009, Voas was an entrepreneur and co-founded Cigital that is now part of Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS). He has served as the IEEE Reliability Society President (2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2017-2018), and served as an IEEE Director (2011-2012). Voas co-authored two John Wiley books (Software Assessment: Reliability, Safety, and Testability [1995] and Software Fault Injection: Inoculating Software Against Errors [1998], is on the editorial board of IEEE Computer Magazine, and was on the Editorial Advisory Board of IEEE Spectrum Magazine (2011-2015).  Voas will be the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Computer Magazine (2020-2022). 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 is a Fellow of the IEEE, member of IEEE Eta-Kappa Nu (IEEE Honor Society), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Life member and Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences. Voas is a member of ACM and an Emeritus Life member of the College of William and Mary Graduate Studies Board. Voas’s current research interest is verified time and timestamping using multiple atomic clocks. Voas received the Gold Medal from the US Department of Commerce in 2014.

Publications

Aggregating Atomic Clocks for Time-Stamping

Author(s)
Temur Saidkhodjaev, Jeffrey M. Voas, David R. Kuhn, Joanna DeFranco, Phil Laplante
A timestamp is a critical component in many applications, such as proof of transaction ordering or analyzing algorithm performance. This paper reports on a

Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications

Author(s)
Michael A. Ogata, Josh Franklin, Jeffrey M. Voas, Vincent Sritapan, Stephen Quirolgico
Mobile applications are an integral part of our everyday personal and professional lives. As both public and private organizations rely more on mobile

Rethinking Distributed Ledger Technology

Author(s)
David R. Kuhn, Dylan J. Yaga, Jeffrey M. Voas
Blockchains were designed to solve the problem of double-spending in cryptocurrencies, and the success of the Bitcoin design has generated vastly more interest

Cybertrust in the IoT Age

Author(s)
Jeffrey M. Voas, David R. Kuhn, Constantinos Kolias, Angelos Stavrou, Georgios Kambourakis
The Internet of Things generates new opportunities but creates new challenges with respect to trustworthiness. Computing, architecture, and verification changes

In IoT We Trust?

Author(s)
Jeffrey M. Voas, David R. Kuhn, Phillip Laplante
In this short article, we review an abbreviated list of trust challenges that we foresee as increased adoption transforms the IoT into another ubiquitous
Created October 9, 2019, Updated November 25, 2019