Commander Michael Bilzor
Permanent Military Professor
Associate Chair, Computer Science Department, U.S. Naval Academy
- Ph.D., Computer Science, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, December 2011.
- M.S., Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, May 1993.
- B.S., Computer Science, U.S. Naval Academy, May 1992.
F/A-18F (VFA-2) and F-14D (VF-2), 2003
I served as a Naval Flight Officer in F-14s and F/A-18s from 1995-2005, including
WestPac deployments on USS Kitty Hawk, Carl Vinson, Constellation, and Abraham Lincoln.
My primary research interest is in cyber security, particularly malware detection and classification. I've also researched processor design security, looking at high-level processor designs (HDL files) for adherence to security-relevant properties, and searching for Hardware Trojans in processor designs. I'm interested in cyber warfare generally, and am currently serving as Officer Representative to the USNA competitive cyber team, the Information Warfare Group.
Recent Refereed Publications
- M. Bilzor, "Seeking balance in cyber education", Crosstalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, Jan/Feb 2015.
- Z. Markel, M. Bilzor, "Building a machine learning classifier for malware detection," IEEE Second Workshop on Anti-malware Testing Research (WATeR), (Canterbury, UK), October 2014
- M. Bilzor, T. Huffmire, C. Irvine, and T.Levin, "Evaluating security requirements in a general-purpose processor by combining assertion checkers with code coverage," IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, (San Francisco, CA), June 2012.
- M. Bilzor, T. Huffmire, C. Irvine, and T. Levin, “Security checkers: detecting processor malicious inclusions at runtime,” IEEE International Symposium on Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, (San Diego, CA), June 2011.
- M. Bilzor, “3D execution monitor: Using 3D circuits to detect hardware malicious inclusions in general purpose processors,” International Conference on Information Warfare, (Washington, DC), March 2011. (Best student paper award)
- T. Huffmire, T. Levin, M. Bilzor, C. Irvine, J. Valamehr, M. Tiwari, T. Sherwood and R. Kastner, “Hardware trust implications of 3-D integration,” 6th Annual Workshop on Embedded Systems Security, (Scottsdale, AZ), 2010.
- CDR Michael Bilzor
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