Founder & Chief Scientist
Dr. Nielson is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Crimson Vista Inc. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in Computer Science from BYU, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University. In addition to his work at Crimson, he is also an Adjunct Research Scientist at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Nielson has consulted a wide range of technical projects including the development of security communications, commodity hardware acceleration, secure file systems, privacy, auditing, vulnerability analysis, and cryptographic implementation. He also pursues various research topics including novel approaches for computer security instruction, bot detection in social media, and methods for attacking formally verified systems.
Beyond technical consulting, Dr. Nielson has also consulted on a wide range of legal cases and has given expert testimony in trial. He has submitted or contributed to dozens of reports on topics including: high-frequency trading, antivirus software, advanced firewall filtration, e-commerce transmissions, cryptographic protocols, and many others.