Dr. William L. (Will) McGill

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William L. McGill
PSU Information Sciences & Technology
102L IST Building
University Park, PA 16802-6823

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Will McGill is Assistant Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park. His teaching and research focuses on security risk management, risk analysis, uncertainty modeling, and decision analysis applied to homeland security, defense, and intelligence problems. He has done extensive work supporting both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Intelligence Community on topics spanning risk modeling, structured analysis methodologies, technology futures analysis, counterdeception and infrastructure protection. In 2003-2004, he served as the first ASME Federal Fellow to the Department of Homeland Security where he assisted the department in developing their first generation of risk analysis methods. In 2010, Dr. McGill and his research group won the first DHS Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge. He has a Ph.D. degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland and degrees in Aerospace Engineering from both the University of Maryland and the University of Southern California. Dr. McGill is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a Certified Reliability Engineer with the American Society for Quality. Dr. McGill also holds a certificate in deception and counterdeception from the Foreign Denial and Deception Committee of the National Intelligence Council.


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