Seymour Goodman

Seymour Goodman

Professor of International Affairs and Computing
Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, & Policy and the Georgia Tech Information Security Center

Specialization: international developments in the information technologies and related public policy issues

Sam Nunn School of International Affairs
781 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Office: Ivan Allen College (Habersham) 302

Office Hours: Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Phone: 404.385.1461

Education

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology
M.S., Applied Mechanics/Mathematics, Columbia University
B.S., English/Urban Planning/Civil Engineering, Columbia University

Research Focus

Seymour (Sy) E. Goodman is professor of International Affairs and Computing at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as Co-Director of the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy and Co-Director of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center.

Professor Goodman studies international developments in information technologies and related public policy issues. In this capacity, he has over 200 publications and served on many academic, government, and industry advisory, study, and editorial committees. He has been the International Perspectives editor for the Communications of the ACM for the last nineteen years, and has studied computing on all seven continents in about one hundred countries. He recently served as Chair of the Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research in the United States, National Research Council, and as a member of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies of Science and Engineering.

A secondary research interest is the study of the American Civil War from a military, industrial, and technological perspective.

Immediately before coming to Georgia Tech, Professor Goodman was the director of the Consortium for Research in Information Security and Policy (CRISP), jointly with the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the School of Engineering, Stanford University. He has held appointments at the University of Virginia (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Soviet and East European Studies), the University of Chicago (Economics), Princeton University (the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Mathematics), and the University of Arizona (MIS, Middle Eastern Studies). Professor Goodman was an undergraduate at Columbia University, and obtained his PhD from the California Institute of Technology, where he worked on problems of applied mathematics and mathematical physics.

Courses Taught

INTA 2040: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
INTA 3101: Challenge of Terrorism
INTA 4050: International Affairs & Technology Policy
INTA 8000-8001: Science, Technology, and International Affairs
CS 6725: Information Security Policies and Strategies

Courses

2013

  • INTA 8001 - Science, Technology and International Affairs

2012

  • CS6725 - Information Security Strategies and Policies
  • INTA 8000 - Science, Technology and International Affairs
  • INTA 8001 - Science, Technology and International Affairs

2011

  • CS 6725 - Information Security Strategies and Policies
  • INTA 4050/8803 - International Affairs & Technology Policy
  • INTA 8001 - Science, Technology and International Affairs