Faculty Expert Profile

Gregory Falco

  • Assistant Professor



  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy


  • BS, Cornell University
  • MS, Columbia University
  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Languages spoken

  • English

Gregory Falco is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Systems Engineering and the Institute for Assured Autonomy, where he holds an appointment at the Applied Physics Laboratory in the Asymmetric Operations Sector. He is also a member of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering.

Falco designs, builds, and investigates critical infrastructure's digital layer in order to develop better cyber defenses. He has been at the forefront of smart city design, development and deployment in industry and academia. His cybersecurity work has led to patented technologies in, among other areas, satellites and other space systems.

His lab, the Autonomy Observatory, Workshop & Laboratory (OWL) within the Institute for Assured Autonomy, functions as a stress-testing environment to develop and break autonomous mission systems, ultimately improving their resilience to attack or natural failures.

Recent coverage

When Satellites Attack: Satellite Cyber Weapons and Assured Autonomy in Space
Nov 1, 2020
/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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