Gerry Howser

Associate Teaching Professor

Computer Science

I have over 25 years of experience in programming, computer center management, network design, configuration, and installation. I have taught on the college level (Adjunct Faculty, GTA, and Faculty), industry training courses, and high school. My main research interests are cyber-physical systems security, mathematical security models, and mathematical methods in computing. I have peer reviewed journal papers and a textbook among my published papers. I am currently a member of IEEE, IEEE Computing Society, and ACM. 

Selected Publications

Howser, Gerry. Computer Networks and the Internet. Springer (2020)

Howser, Gerry, and Bruce McMillin. “Using Information-Flow Methods to Analyze the Security of Cyber–Physical Systems.” Computer 50.4(2017): 17-26.

Howser, Gerry. “Using Information Flow Methods to Secure Cyber–Physical Systems.” In Critical Infrastructure Protection IX, pp. 185-205. Springer International Publishing, 2015.

Howser, Gerry. “Multiple Security Domain Nondeducibility in Cyber–Physical Systems.” Dissertation (2014).

Howser, Gerry, and Bruce McMillin. “A Modal Model of Stuxnet Attackson Cyber–Physical Systems: A Matter of Trust.” In Software Security and Reliability, 2014 Eighth International Conference on, pp. 225-234.IEEE, 2014.

Howser, Gerry, and Bruce McMillin. “A Multiple Security Domain Modelof a Drive–by–Wire System,” in Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2013 IEEE 37th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, 2013, pp. 369–374.

Howser, Gerry, and Bruce McMillin. “Modeling and reasoning about thesecurity of drive–by–wire automobile systems” International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (2012) volume 5, number 3, pp.127–134.

Howser, Gerry, Sriram Chellappan, and Vamsi Paruchuri. “Vehicle path verification using wireless sensor networks.” In Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops (WAINA), 2013 27th International Conference on, pp. 419-424. IEEE, 2013.

Samanthula, Bharath K., Yousef Elmehdwi, Gerry Howser, and Sanjay Madria. “A secure data sharing and query processing framework via federation of cloud computing.” Information Systems (2013).

Samanthula, Bharath K., Gerry Howser, Yousef Elmehdwi, and Sanjay Madria. “An efficient and secure data sharing framework using homomorphic encryption in the cloud.” In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cloud Intelligence, p. 8. ACM, 2012.

Howser, Gerry. “Vehicle Path Verification Using Wireless Sensor Networks.” Masters Thesis (2012).

Howser, Gerry. “White Paper: DLE Standards for FORE/MARCONI ATM Configuration” Anixter Brothers Network Group (proprietary)

Research Interests:

Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Mathematical Security Models and Mathematical Methods in Computing.