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Dr. O’Connor’s research has centered on computer security, emphasizing cybersecurity education, the security and privacy of IoT devices, wireless protocols, software-defined networking, and machine learning approaches for security. He has authored a book in the area and published his research in the proceedings of several academic conferences. Dr. O’Connor served 20 years as a US Army Officer, retiring in 2019 as a Lieutenant Colonel. His service included an academic appointment to the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the US Military Academy and four assignments supporting the Special Forces from the tactical level in Afghanistan and culminated as the Chief Information Officer for the 1st Special Forces Command Headquarters. Dr. O’Connor is active in cyber security competitions and is the current coach for the FITSec Cybersecurity Team and previously coached the US Cyber Games Team.