Hey, I'm Greg

My research makes 

Critical Infrastructure

Safe, Secure and Resilient.

Space Systems and Smart Cities are my domains 

Here's me in a nut{}

  • PhD in Cybersecurity, Urban Science & Infrastructure Management from MIT

  • Postdoc in Cyber Risk at Stanford
  • Cyber Research Fellow at Harvard
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology
  • Former Accenture Executive in Smart Cities
  • Always have time for cool project ideas, collaborations or speaking - contact me!


About Me

The Art of Breaking Things

Rather than recounting my resume (found in the Experience page), I thought it could be more fun to share a glimpse inside my head.

The Art of Breaking Things is my approach to thinking, teaching and research. By breaking things and ultimately reconstructing them, we are forced to think through how either a process or a device was originally designed and developed. This generally reveals insights about the inner workings of the object of study. You then have a fun thought experiment on your hands for how you would rebuild the system. Sometimes you realize that the way the system is currently built is clever or elegant, serving the purpose of the system. Other times, you envision entirely new mechanisms that will drastically improve the system. Regardless, without breaking things, you would never fully understand the system or push through the status quo and create something totally new.  Also, breaking things is inherently fun.

This is an art rather than a science because one's exploration of the system is subjective. There are no right answers.

If there were always right answers, how can anyone be expected to think outside the box?



Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Urban Science and Infrastructure Management

September 2015 - May 2018

Dissertation Title: Cybersecurity for Urban Critical Infrastructure

Interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science, Urban Planning and Management Science focusing on Cybersecurity for Smart Cities and Industrial Control Systems

Funded by: CyberSecurity@CSAIL, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Geospatial Data Center, and Senseable City Lab, 

M.S. Columbia University



B.S. Cornell University



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Forbes 30 Under 30:
Enterprise Technology


Named one of the top thinkers in Enterprise Technology for work with NeuroMesh IoT Security, a vaccine for IoT devices

MIT 100K Competition


Placed in MIT 100K Accelerate and Launch Competitions for NeuroMesh

Atos Blockchain Challenge


NeuroMesh IoT Security won the Jury’s 2017 “Special Prize” for being the most advanced startup using innovative blockchain technology

Columbia Collaboratory Fellowship

2016 - 2017

Awarded teaching grant to develop innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum and research projects related to computer science, data analytics and policy at Columbia University

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US Dept of Energy CREDC Grant


Research grant for securing energy delivery system IIoT technology using blockchain-based botnets


2017 - 2019

Awarded research grant to investigate applications of AI Planning to help secure critical infrastructure

NSF Eager Grant

2016 - 2017

Awarded research grant to pursue “transformative… high risk, high payoff” investigation of cybersecurity for the Industrial Internet of Things

Lockheed Martin Fellowship

2016 - 2017

Academic fellowship to study industrial control system (SCADA, DCS, PLC) cybersecurity


"Everyone believes in something, I believe I'll go fishing."

Henry David Thoreau


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