Dr. Kenneth G. Crowther is an adjunct instructor in the Masters of Applied Intelligence program, where he primarily teaches risk management. He is the Product Security Leader for Xylem Americas Commercial Teams and Applied Water Systems. He was formerly Product Security Leader for General Electric (GE) Global Research and a product security risk analyst for the GE product security engineering team. He has taught applied quantitative risk analysis at the University of Virginia for over 15 years, and has published dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts on topics related to risk analysis and homeland security, served as the Chair of Attack and Disaster Preparedness Track of the IEEE Homeland Security Technology Conference, as the Assistant Area Editor for the journal Risk Analysis, as Chair of the Engineering and Infrastructure Specialty Group and Security and Defense Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis, and on the Board of Directors of the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association. His research and publications in risk analysis have received various honors by the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection, the International Council for Disaster Research, the University of Virginia Department of Systems and Information Engineering, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Center for Risk Management of Engineering Systems. In addition to his current work at Xylem, he serves on the ISA Global Security Alliance subcommittee for IIOT cybersecurity certifications and on a committee of the Military Operations Research Society to train and certify risk analysts for doing national security risk analyses.
Dr. Crowther holds a PhD in Systems and Information Engineering from the University of Virginia and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University.