Martin Carlisle is the Director of Academic Affairs and a teaching rofessor in the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, he was a computer science professor at the United State Air Force Academy, director of the Academy Center for Cyberspace Research, and founder and coach of the Air Force Academy Cyber Competition Team. Carlisle earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. His research interests include computer security, programming languages and computer science education. His most recent research has focused on using formal methods to prove software free of the most common security vulnerabilities.

He is the primary author of RAPTOR, an introductory programming environment used in universities and schools around the world. He advises students in Carnegie Mellon’s Plaid Parliament of Pwning and founded and coached the Air Force Academy Cyber Competition Team, which advanced four years to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. He is an ACM Distinguished Educator, a Colorado Professor of the Year, and a recipient of the Arthur S. Flemming Award for Exceptional Federal Service.


1996 Ph.D., Computer Science, Princeton University

1991 BS, Computer Science and Math, University of Delaware


Media mentions

The New York Times

CyLab researchers quoted in NYT

CyLab's Marios Savvides, Lujo Bauer, Jason Hong, Kathleen Carley, Martin Carlisle, and Carolina Zarate were featured in a New York Times piece about various ongoing research thrusts in CyLab to help combat cyberattacks. “More than 300 researchers and graduate students are working or studying at CyLab this year, making it among the largest cybersecurity training centers in the world,” the article says.


Martin Carlisle on how to fax machine faults

Marketplace interviewed Martin Carlisle on how companies can put their fax machines on separate networks to prevent security risks.

CMU Engineering

INI students place third in MITRE Embedded CTF

A team of Information Networking Institute (INI) students placed third overall in the MITRE Embedded Capture the Flag (CTF) held January 18-April 14.

CMU Engineering

Top high school hackers from picoCTF 2017 receive awards at CMU

Last week, the winning team from this year’s picoCTF hacking competition visited Carnegie Mellon to receive their prize.

CMU Engineering

Over 18,000 high school students learned to hack in this year's picoCTF hacking competition

Over the past two weeks, upwards of 18,000 students learned and honed computer security skills in this year’s picoCTF online hacking contest.