Shreyas Taduru Laxmi Venkata


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Shreyas Taduru Laxmi Venkata supports the Digital Forensics and Telecommunications programs as Graduate Teaching Assistant at Mason.

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  • Monday : 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST (In-Person) 3702 Engineering Bldg.
  • Friday : 2:00pm – 4:00pm EST (Virtual)

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Jim Jones

Title: Professor - DFOR
Associate Professor

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Jim Jones is an Associate Professor in the Computer Forensics program within the ECE Department. Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech (Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1989), Master’s degree from Clemson University (Mathematical Sciences, 1995), and Ph.D. from George Mason University (Computational Sciences and Informatics, 2008). He has been a cybersecurity practitioner, researcher, and educator for over 25 years. During that time, he has led and performed network and system vulnerability and penetration tests, conducted malware analysis, led a cyber incident response team, conducted digital forensics investigations, and taught university courses in information security, penetration testing, digital forensics, and programming. Past and current funded research sponsors include DARPA, DHS, NSF, and DoD. His academic and research interests are focused on digital forensics, data and intelligence analysis, malware behavior and detection, and cyber warfare.

Jim currently serves as the Director and digital forensics lead for Mason’s DHS Center of Excellence for Criminal Investigations and Network Analysis (

PhD, Computational Sciences and Informatics – George Mason University (2008)
MS, Mathematical Sciences – Clemson University (1995)
BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering – Georgia Tech (1989)

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Robert Osgood

Title: Director - DFOR/TCOM

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Mr. Osgood retired from 26 years as an FBI agent specializing in Computer Forensics, Cyber-Crime, Enterprise Criminal Organizations, Espionage and Counter-Terrorism. In the course of his work, he has performed computer forensics research and development and created unique new software tools for computer forensic law enforcement. He has also been employed as Project Director for ManTech Intl. Corp. working in the computer forensic intrusion analysis division.

Mr. Osgood formed the first FBI computer forensics squad in 2000 and was part of the team that executed the first court authorized digital computer intercept. In addition, he is along with Prof. Jeremy Allnutt, the original designers of the CFRS Masters program at George Mason University.

MS Telecommunications – George Mason University
Certified Computer Forensics Examiner – FBI
Windows, Mac, and Linux
Certified Technically Trained Agent – FBI
Certified Public Accountant – New York State

Network Forensics
Digital Media Forensics
Fraud and Forensic Accounting

Fall 2022 Office hours:
Thursday 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm