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 (https://cina.gmu.edu/).
PhD, Computational Sciences and Informatics – George Mason University (2008)
MS, Mathematical Sciences – Clemson University (1995)
BS, Industrial and Systems Engineering – Georgia Tech (1989)