Dr. Allen Parrish - Chair of Cyber Science Department
Allen Parrish is Professor of Cyber Science and Chair of the Department of Cyber Science at The United States Naval Academy. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Parrish served for 26 years on the faculty at The University of Alabama, with roles that included Associate Vice President for Research, Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety, and Professor of Computer Science. The Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) is a 125-person R&D organization involving faculty, research scientists, engineers and students - dedicated to innovation in traffic safety and public safety technology, as well as research in decision support systems, data analytics and cybersecurity. Throughout his career and through his work with CAPS, Dr. Parrish has obtained approximately 200 funded projects totaling approximately $100M from a variety of state and federal sponsors. Dr. Parrish has published in approximately 100 refereed journals and conferences, and is internationally active in computer science education, having served as the Chair of the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, and currently is chair of a major effort to revise the computing accreditation criteria and to develop new accreditation criteria for cybersecurity. For these efforts, Dr. Parrish was named an ABET Fellow in 2016. Dr. Parrish received a Ph.D. in computer and information science from The Ohio State University in 1990.