University of Texas computer scientist hired as new director of research for National Security Agency
Sept. 30, 2005
AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Frederick R. Chang, research professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, has been hired as the new director of research at the National Security Agency, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Dr. Chang will lead research and technology development programs at NSA/CSS.
“I am elated to have Dr. Chang join the NSA/CSS leadership team as the director of research,” said LTG Keith B. Alexander, director NSA, chief CSS. “A forward-thinking strategist, Dr. Chang brings to the table a wealth of experience in the technology and research arenas within the private sector. I’m confident that under Dr. Chang’s innovative leadership, our R&D organization will raise the level of its research efforts and enhance our relationships with our partners in private industry.”
Chang most recently served as director of the Center for Information Assurance and Security (CIAS) and research professor in the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Chang holds a Ph.D. and master’s degree in cognitive psychology from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He also completed the Program for Senior Executives at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chang is a member of the National Security Agency Technology Panel, as well as a member of the Committee on Telecommunications Research and Development, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Academy of Sciences. Chang officially began his position with NSA/CSS on Sept. 19, 2005.
Dr. J Strother Moore, chair of the Department of Computer Sciences, will serve as interim director of the CIAS and Dr. Mike Dahlin, associate professor of computer sciences, will serve as associate director.
For more information contact: NSA Public and Media Affairs, 301-688-6524.