Faculty Expert Profile

Gregory Falco

  • Professor



  • Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy


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

Languages spoken

  • English

Gregory Falco is a civil and systems engineering professor and a member of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy, a joint program between the Whiting School of Engineering and the Applied Physics Laboratory. He is a cyber civil engineer who 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.

Prior to academia, Falco was an executive at Accenture, where he co-founded and led the Smart Cities division. He developed strategies and technologies for utilities and city government clients in Chicago, Dubai and Singapore to improve environmental sustainability and operational efficiency. His work includes addressing persistent gaps in the internet of things (IoT) security for critical infrastructure.

His lab, the Autonomy Observatory, Workshop & Laboratory (OWL) within the Institute for Assured Autonomy stress test artificial intelligence-enabled cyber-physical systems to evaluate their security and safety.

Recent coverage

When Satellites Attack: Satellite Cyber Weapons and Assured Autonomy in Space
Nov 2, 2020
/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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