Dr. Rusty Baldwin is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Computer Science Department of the University of Dayton. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from New Mexico State University in 1987, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1992, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1999. He served 23 years in the United States Air Force and retired in 2004. For almost 15 years he was a faculty member at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he was a founding member and Research Director for the Center for Cyberspace Research. Before joining the faculty at the University of Dayton he spent almost 4 years at a not-for-profit research company as Director of Research for their cyber security activities.
He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, the Association for Computing Machinery, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers in various areas and is co-inventor on 3 patents and 7 USAF inventions. He has served at graduate research advisor for over 60 Masters and 10 doctoral students, and has been a member of over 100 masters and doctoral research committees. He has been awarded 60 research grants and contracts totaling over $32M. His research interests include resilient and trusted systems, autonomous systems, cyber security, computer communication networks, embedded and wireless networking, and side channel analysis.