Dr. Paffenroth graduated from Boston University with degrees in both mathematics and computer science and he was awarded his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland in June of 1999. After attaining his Ph.D., Dr. Paffenroth spent seven years as a Staff Scientist in Applied and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. In 2006 he joined Numerica Corporation were he held the position of Computational Scientist and Program Director. Dr. Paffenroth is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Associcate Professor of Computer Science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where his focus is on the WPI Data Science Program. His current technical interests include machine learning, signal processing, large scale data analytics, compressed sensing, and the interaction between mathematics, computer science and software engineering, with a focus on applications in cyber-defense.