My primary research interest lies in the human behavioral aspects of cyber warfare.  To do this I employ agent-based modeling techniques to reason about the interaction of cyber forces and cyber terrain.    

Projects
Cyber-FIT 
Presentations
2018
Jul 11, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
"Centralities" - CASOS Summer Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 8, 2018
2017
July 6, 2017
Jun 6, 2017
"Virtual Experiments" - CASOS Summer Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2016
Jun 17, 2016
Technical Reports
2022
Thesis draft pending publication
2021
Dobson, Geoffrey B & Carley, Kathleen M. (2021). Cyber-FIT Agent-Based Simulation Framework. Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, Institute for Software Research, Technical Report CMU-ISR-21-113
Podnar, Thomas., Dobson, Geoffrey., Updyke, Dustin., & Reed, William. (2021). Foundation of Cyber Ranges (CMU/SEI-2021-TR-001). Retrieved March 21, 2022, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Updyke, Dustin., Podnar, Thomas., Dobson, Geoffrey., & Yarger, John. (2021). Using Machine Learning to Increase NPC Fidelity (CMU/SEI-2021-TR-005). Retrieved March 21, 2022, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
2019
Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Report: The State of Cyber Intelligence Practices in the United States
2018
Updyke, Dustin., Dobson, Geoffrey., Podnar, Thomas., Osterritter, Luke., Earl, Ben., & Cerini, Adam.. (2018). GHOSTS in the Machine: A Framework for Cyber-War Exercise NPC Simulation (CMU/SEI-2018-TR-005)
2017
Dobson, Geoffrey., Podnar, Thomas., Cerini, Adam., & Osterritter, Luke. (2017). R-EACTR: A Framework for Designing Realistic Cyber Warfare Exercises(CMU/SEI-2017-TR-005)
Refereed Papers
2022
Shin, Jeongkeun, Geoffrey B. Dobson, Kathleen M. Carley, and L. Richard Carley. "OSIRIS: Organization Simulation in Response to Intrusion Strategies." In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, pp. 134-143. Springer, Cham, 2022.
Liggett, Kristen, Arielle Stephenson, Meghan Strang, and Geoffrey Dobson. "Design and Evaluation of a Cyber Protection Team Planner Work Aid." In International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 130-134. 2022.
2021
P. Patidar, G. B. Dobson, K. M. Carley and Y. Agarwal, "Optimizing Adaptation of Smart Traffic Lights with Resource Constraints," 2021 IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), 2021, pp. 211-216, doi: 10.1109/WF-IoT51360.2021.9596036.
2020
Dobson, G. B., & Carley, K. M. (2020, October). Towards Agent Validation of a Military Cyber Team Performance Simulation. In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (pp. 182-191). Springer, Cham.
2018
Dobson, G., Rege, A., and Carley, K. (2018). Informing Active Cyber Defence with Realistic Adversarial Behaviour. Journal of Information Warfare, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp16-31
Dobson, G. B., & Carley, K. M. (2018, July). A Computational Model of Cyber Situational Awareness. In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (pp. 395-400). Springer, Cham.
Dobson, G., Rege, A., & Carley, K. (2018, March). Virtual Cyber Warfare Experiments Based on Empirically Observed Adversarial Intrusion Chain Behavior. In ICCWS 2018 13th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (pp. 174-181).
Sullivan, D., Colbert, E., Kott, A., Osterritter, L., & Dobson, G. (2018). Best Practices for Designing and Conducting Cyber-Physical System Wargames. In International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (pp. 651-659).
2017
Dobson, G. B., & Carley, K. M. (2017, July). Cyber-FIT: An Agent-Based Modelling Approach to Simulating Cyber Warfare. In International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction and Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (pp. 139-148). Springer, Cham.
Dobson, G. B., Shimeall, T. J., and Carley, K. M. (2017). Towards Network Science Enhanced Cyber Situational Awareness. International Journal on Cyber Situational Awareness, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp11-30