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Glenn A. Fink

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Glenn A. Fink

Glenn Fink has been a Senior Research Scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington since 2006. Fink specializes in computer security, visualization, and human-centric computing. Fink is conducting ongoing research at PNNL in adaptive computer security systems with a human-centric point of view. Fink is the lead inventor for PNNL's Digital Ants technology. Recent work includes research and development of a novel cyber sensor technologies and agent-based information provenance.

Education: Ph.D. Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; M.S. Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; B.S. Math and Computer Science from Hampden-Sydney College.

History: Prior to his time at PNNL, Fink served as a graduate research assistant at the Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science. From 2002 — 2006, he worked at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia as a software developer and a security engineer.


  • Battelle Outstanding Performance Awards in years 2010 and 2011
  • Integrated Research and Education in Advanced Networking (IREAN) Fellow and NSF IGERT Trainee, from January 2004 through July 2006
  • Navy Civilian Service Fifteen-Year Pin, 2003
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Team Award, 1997
  • Army Commendation Medal, 1994
  • Civilian Service Individual Performance Awards, Dept. of the Navy, Dahlgren Division: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Commandant's List for Academic Achievement, Signal Officer's Basic Course, Ft. Gordon, GA, 1989
  • Scabbard and Blade Military Honor Society, academic year 1987-1988


  • 16 Conference Proceedings
  • 8 Journal Articles
  • 7 Presentations

Professional Societies:

  • IEEE member
  • USENIX society member
  • Scabbard and Blade military honor society member

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