Ulf Lindqvist, Ph.D., is a program director in the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International. He manages research and development programs regarding infrastructure security for government and commercial clients. His areas of expertise include cyber security, infrastructure systems, intrusion detection (computer networks), and security for industrial control systems. His research interests are focused on the protection of critical infrastructure systems against electronic attacks, in particular detection and analysis of such attacks.
Lindqvist has more than 20 papers published in the computer security area, many of which are bridging the gap between theoretical and applied research. In addition, he holds one patent related to detection of security events at the application layer.
Lindqvist leads SRI's support for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cyber Security Research and Development Center. Previously, he served three years on the Executive Committee of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, a consortium of leading national cyber security institutions, including academic research centers, government laboratories, and nonprofit organizations. He is the general chair for the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and has served as a reviewer and program committee member for many scientific workshops and conferences in the field, such as the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference and the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection.
Lindqvist holds a Ph.D. in computer engineering and a M.S. degree in computer science and engineering, both from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.