PhD Student · MBA · EMT · Performer · Wannabe Superhero
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Academia/Research (Curriculum Vitae)
My name is Dave Gordon, and I'm a PhD student in the department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University; prior to this, I received my MBA from the University at Buffalo and double majored in Computer Science and Music (Vocal Performance) at SUNY Geneseo. My research, conducted under my advisor Dr. Travis Breaux of the Institute for Software Research, aims to develop methods to systematically determine and model regulatory requirements that organizations must address when developing and operating IT infrastructures that store, maintain, and transmit consumer data across multiple jurisdictions. To this end, I am pursuing an inter-disciplinary approach that draws on
- requirements specification languages for regulatory modeling
- techniques used in policy deconstruction and analysis
- collaborative methods for inter-departmental decision making pertaining to IT systems
I am also interested in applying behavioral economics concepts to understand regulatory compliance decisions, socio-technical ecosystems, and the impact of technology on privacy-decision making.
I am currently funded by the highly competitive Hewlett-Packard Innovation Research Program to study privacy and multi-jurisdictional compliance for cloud computing, and have also received support from the from the U.S. DHS through the auspices of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) as well as the CUPS IGERT program, which I particulate in regularly. In addition, I take graduate teaching seminars through the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence as they're offered, serve as a TA for 08733 - Privacy, Policy, Law, and Technology, and am a member of the IEEE, ACM, and (hopefully soon!) the USACM subcommittee for Privacy and Security.
Performance (Performance Resume)
As mentioned, I pursued a second major in Music (Vocal Performance) and have tried to maintain an active performance record ever since. This includes
- singing professionally with the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus)
- managing and organizing a number of music-related organizations (Student Music Association and Musical Theatre Club at SUNY Geneseo)
- performing in a number of a capella groups, including Exit 8 (co-ed), SouthSide Boys (male), and the Buffalo Chips (male)
- forming NARD, my barbershop quartet, who have performed internationally, sung for audiences of over 13,000, and opened or performed with popular contemporary vocal groups such as The Blanks (from Scrubs) and Rockapella
I also enjoy acting and musical theatre, and have held lead roles in productions of Forever Plaid, Urinetown, and the Grey Zone, in addition to serving as combat choreographer for a production of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. Currently my performances have taken a backseat to my research interests, though I am always open to new opportunities.
Aside from researching and singing, I was a software engineer for two years at Noein Inc. and have held internships with both the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Air Force. I also serve as a volunteer with the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership organization.