ISI Directory

Stephen Schwab

Senior Supervising Computer Scientist, Research Director for Strategic Directions for Networking & Cybersecurity Division, Distinguished Principal Scientist


M.S., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
B.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, U.C. Berkeley


Stephen Schwab is currently a Research Director in the USC Information Sciences Institute’s Networking and Cybersecurity Division. His broad area of research is cybersecurity, growing out of earlier work in operating systems, parallel computing and networking. At ISI he is PI for several DARPA projects continuing a 20-year arc of research in evaluation of cybersecurity prototypes and networked systems.

Recent projects have focused on forecasting and attributing malicious attacks, as well as detecting malicious tampering in embedded firmware. His teams often build the research infrastructure, including the testbed hardware & software, and the experimental environments and scenarios, in which to rigorously evaluate novel capabilities and research advances. Currently, this includes testbeds for evaluating opportunistic wireless edge computing (DComp), large-scale optical data centers (STEAM), and Network QoS (Searchlight).