Screen shot 2011-02-03 at 5.03.47 PM.pngGeorge Cybenko                                                                                       

Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering

Thayer School of Engineering

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH 03755 USA


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Short Bio:
George Cybenko is the Dorothy and Walter Gramm Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth. Professor Cybenko has made key research contributions in signal processing, neural computing, parallel processing and computational behavioral analysis. He was the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/AIP Computing in Science and Engineering and IEEE Security & Privacy. Professor Cybenko is a Fellow of the IEEE and received his BS (University of Toronto) and PhD (Princeton) degrees in Mathematics.


Current Research Interests:


Computational Behavioral Analysis

Machine Learning of Processes

Mission, Network and Computer Security

Insider Threat Analysis

Human Terrain of Computer Networks

Computer Network Operations (CNO) Planning


Selected Recent Publications:  (If not linked to here…do a Google search please)


Three Tenets for Secure Cyber-Physical System Design and Assessment,” J.Hughes and G. Cybenko, Cyber Sensing 2014, edited by Igor V. Ternovskiy, Peter Chin, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9097.

 Learning Hidden Markov Models using Non-Negative Matrix Factorization,” G. Cybenko and V. Crespi, in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 2011.


Quantitative Evaluation of Risk for Investment Efficient Strategies in Cybersecurity: The QuERIES Methodology'.” L. Carin, G. Cybenko and J. Hughes, IEEE Computer, August 2008.


The Theory of Trackability with Applications to Sensor Networks,” V. Crespi, G. Cybenko and G. Jiang, ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, May 2008.


Process Query Systems,” V. Berk and G. Cybenko, IEEE Computer, January 2007.


“HBML: A Representation Language for Quantitative Behavioral Modeling in the Human Terrain,” N. Sandell, R. Savell, D. Twardowski and G. Cybenko, SBP09, Phoenix, AZ, March 2009.


“Behavioral Analysis of Loosely Coupled Systems,” N. Sandell and G. Cybenko, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando April 2010.


“Synchronization Properties of Cyber Behaviors”, D. C. Twardowski, G. Cybenko, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando April 2010.


“Exploratory Community Sensing in Social Networks,” A. Khrabrov, G. Stocco and G. Cybenko, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando April 2010.


Hypergame Theory applied to Cyber Attack and Defense,” J. T. House and G. Cybenko, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando April 2010.


“Discovering Influence in Communication Networks using Dynamic Graph Analysis,” A. Khrabrov and G. Cybenko,  HTH ECCS 2010.


Links to many more papers can be found at


            Google Scholar  and my old web page


I frequently get requests for some older papers that are otherwise hard to find so I have links to them here. 


Dynamic load balancing for distributed memory multiprocessors,” Journal on Parallel and Distributed Computing, Vol. 7, pp.279-301, 1989.


Approximation by superpositions of a sigmoidal function,” Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems, Vol. 2, pp.303-314, 1989.


Current Ph.D. Students:


            David C. Twardowski

            Gabriel Stocco

            Nils F. Sandell

            James Thomas House

            Alexy Khrabrov


Graduated Ph.D. Students: (see the Mathematics Genealogy Project for more details)






Vincent Berk

Universiteit Leiden



Daniel Bilar

Dartmouth College


U. of New Orleans

Brian Brewington

Dartmouth College



Wayne Chung

Dartmouth College



Alva Couch

Tufts University



Annarita Giani

Dartmouth College


UC Berkeley

Ashifi Gogo

Dartmouth College


Sproxil Inc

Robert Gray

Dartmouth College


BAE Systems

Katsuhiro Moizumi

Dartmouth College


Furukawa. Electric Co., Sendai Japan

Glenn Nofsinger

Dartmouth College


BAE Systems

David Robinson

Dartmouth College


AFIT, Dayton Ohio

Sirpa Saarinen

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Deceased (formerly Wolfram Research)

Yong Sheng

Dartmouth College



Bryan Usevitch

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


UT El Paso