Dr. Deccio joined the BYU faculty in 2016. He researches network measurement and anti-abuse for improved stability and security of the Internet. He directs the Internet Measurement and Anti-Abuse Lab, which researches DNS/DNSSEC deployment and measurement, IPv6 deployment and measurement, and DDoS prevention and mitigation techniques.
Dr. Mercer's research addresses problems in test and verification processes in software engineering by pursuing automatic techniques for program verification for concurrent and sequential systems. He looks for ways to automatically drive test sets for sequential systems. Dr. Mercer heads the Verification and Validation Lab at BYU.
Dr. Seamons heads the Internet Security Research Lab. Dr. Seamons is a co-inventor on four patents in the areas of automated trust negotiation, single sign-on, and security overlays. His research interests include usable security, privacy, authentication, end-to-end encryption, identity management, and trust management.
Dr. Zappala researches networking, security, and usability. His past and current projects include security of the Internet's certificate system, gamer behavior on the Steam network, personal cloud computing, wireless networks, routing, congestion control, multicast, and peer-to-peer networking. Dr. Zappala directs the Internet Research Lab and the Open Source Lab.