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Ian Roessle

Research Associate, Intelligent Systems Division

Ian Roessle

Research Associate, Intelligent Systems Division

Ian Roessle is a research associate in the Intelligent Systems Division of the Virginia Tech National Security Institute. Roessle is currently ABD in a PhD Computer Engineering program at Virginia Tech with three publications on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods as applied to cybersecurity. 

Most recently, Roessle is coming off of 501-day reserve orders with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, and then the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, just prior to joining Virginia Tech as a junior research faculty member.

At the age of 16, Roessle was the youngest person ever hired at the Symantec Antivirus Research Laboratory, where for 3 years he served as a malware reverse engineer and software developer, receiving authorship credit in the Norton Antivirus. From 2008 – 2015, Roessle served as a Civil Servant within the Department of Defense for which the majority of the time was spent at the Naval Research Laboratory. In 2009, Roessle commissioned as a Reserve Officer in the Navy and continues to serve in a part-time capacity. 

Roessle earned a B.S. in computer science from California State University, with a senior project developing a Machine Learning Plug-in for Google Earth, with over 20,000 downloads world-wide.  Roessle also received a M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.