William L. McGill
PSU Information Sciences & Technology
102L IST Building
University Park, PA 16802-6823
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
In 2010, Dr. McGill and his research group won the first DHS Cybersecurity Awareness
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
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.