Margaret Loper

Margaret Loper

Margaret Loper

Chief Scientist

Information & Communications Laboratory

Margaret Loper
Chief Scientist, Information & Communications Laboratory (ICL), Director – Trust at GT Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP), Chief Technology Officer at CDAIT, and Chair of the CDAIT Working Group on IoT Security and Privacy
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Areas of Expertise: 
parallel and distributed simulation, interoperability of live virtual and constructive systems, temporal synchronization, simulation testing
“In a future of 50 billion connected devices, our reliance on technology to make decisions on our behalf makes mechanisms for machine-to-machine trust essential.”

Margaret Loper, is a principal research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute. She is the chief scientist of the Information & Communications Laboratory, Director – Trust at GT Institute for Information Security & Privacy (IISP) and the Chief Technology Officer of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT). She has been involved in modeling and simulation research for more than twenty-eight years, specifically focused on parallel and distributed systems.  She has led projects on compliance testing and federation testing, as well as the interoperability of live, virtual and constructive systems.  Previous work in causal ordering focused on improving performance of synchronization algorithms by exploiting temporal uncertainty of simulation events.  Margaret teaches simulation courses for both academic and professional education, and she is involved in projects that bring modeling and simulation into K-12 education.  Her current research is in the area of computational trust algorithms for machine-to-machine communications.  Loper earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology, a M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University.