Amy Sliva, Ph.D.
Computer Science Program Director
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Amy Sliva is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Program Director for the Computer Science major. Dr. Sliva teaches a broad range of Computer Science courses, including Introduction to Computer Programming, Database Management Systems, Artifical Intelligence, Image Processing, and Cybersecurity. Her research interests are interdisciplinary, with expertise as a computational social scientist developing new artificial intelligence models of human behavior to support decision making in security policy, international conflict, and international development. Dr. Sliva's current research projects involve combining probabilistic graphical models and sensitivity analysis to address the complexity of decision making related to food security in Gambella, Ethiopia, and using behavioral game theory to model the impact of fear and threat on politcal preferences and decisions.
Before joining King's College, Dr. Sliva was a Senior Scientist at Charles River Analytics, leading diverse research teams developing novel intelligent systems solutions for the National Security and Intelligence Communities. She was the PI for projects under DARPA's World Modelers program, developing new solutions for uncertainty management and quantification in complex socioplitical systems, IARPA's Cyber-attack Automated Unconventional Sensor Environment (CAUSE) program, creating unconventional "sensors" mining social media, darkweb content, and news reports for behavioral indicators predictive of pending cyberattacks, and several US Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs for prototoyping a cyber modeling toolkit for simulating behavioral characteristics of cyber adversaries for proactive responses to potential cyber threats.
Dr. Sliva was previously an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Political Science at Northeastern University. She has collaborated with the National Defense University on analysis of the strategic and legal aspects of cyber warfare and worked for the World Bank developing behavioral modeling technologies for education logistics and planning in Nigeria.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland
Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) in International Security and Economic Policy, University of Maryland
M.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland
B.S. in Computer Science, Georgetown University