William R Mahoney

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School of Interdisciplinary Informatics University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska,

Dr. William R. Mahoney received his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Southern Illinois University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He is a Professor in the College of Information Science and Technology in the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. His primary re-search interests include language compilers, hardware and instruction set design, and code generation and optimisation, as these topics relate to cybersecurity goals. As such, his interests are in areas such as code obfuscation, reverse engineering and anti-reverse engineering techniques, and vulnerability analysis. Industrial control systems are a specific target of these research areas. Prior to working at the Kiewit Institute, Dr. Mahoney worked for 20+ years in the computer design industry, specifically in the areas of embedded computing and real-time operating systems. During this time, he was also on the part-time faculty of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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