UNR Cybersecurity Center Seminar Series Talk: Vehicular Security and Resilience for Warfighting Vehicles

UNR Cybersecurity Center Seminar Series TalkVehicular Security and Resilience for Warfighting Vehicles

Speaker: Dr. Frederica Free-Nelson, Researcher and Program Lead

U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

Dr. Frederica Free-Nelson is a researcher and program lead at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, where she leads a research portfolio that encompasses vehicular security, machine learning and intrusion detection methods and techniques to promote cyber resilience and foster research on tactical autonomous active cyber defense.  Dr. Nelson manages and negotiates the Research and Project Agreements for ARL between the network security branch and Academia or International Organizations. Dr. Nelson is the lead for a DoD effort, titled ‘Robust low-level cyber-attack resilience for war fighting vehicles (ROLLCAGE)’.  This ROLLCAGE program involves collaboration with the United States Army Grounds Vehicles Systems Center (GVSC), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and the Air force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build a cohesive in-vehicular resilient system for defense against sophisticated enemy malware that strives to blend in with normal system activities across the Department of Defense (DoD).  

Dr. Nelson has over 20 years' combined experience in Cybersecurity Research, Software Engineering, and Program Management within the DoD and other Federal services to include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice.  Dr. Nelson has expertise in leading projects to success from conception to execution and delivery/transfer.   Dr. Nelson currently serves as chairperson on two separate research efforts with the International Science Technology (IST-163)/(IST162) Panel –NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) on the topics of Deep Machine Learning for military cyber defense and Cyber Monitoring and Detection. She is a participant in the Army Education Outreach Program as an ambassador and a virtual judge for the eCybermission program.

Dial-In Information


Meeting ID: 893 7651 6628

Passcode: 995062

Friday, October 15 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Virtual Event