Executive Director of the Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University
Dr. Nadya T. Bliss is a computer scientist focused on national security research and engineering including specific expertise in cybersecurity, graph algorithms and disinformation. As the
Executive Director of the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University, she leads a pan-university organization advancing research, education, and other programming at the intersection of technology and national security. GSI centers focus on cybersecurity, artificial
intelligence, data visualization and analytics, and disinformation. Prior to leading GSI, Dr. Bliss spent time as Assistant Vice President, Research Strategy at ASU and a decade in various positions at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, most recently as the founding Group Leader of the Computing and Analytics Group. Dr. Bliss is a Professor of Practice and Graduate Faculty in ASU’s School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence, and currently serves as the chair of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group; as vice-chair of the Computing Community Consortium; and on the National Academies’ Cyber Resilience Forum and the National Academies’ Climate Security Roundtable. Dr. Bliss received bachelors and masters degrees in computer science from Cornell University and a doctorate in applied mathematics from Arizona State University.