Zachariah Tyree

Tyree researched with the Cyber Security team at ORNL to discover vulnerabilities to the Controller Area Network (CAN) and provide solutions to resolve vulnerabilities. 

What Program?

National Science Foundation (NSF) Mathematical Sciences Graduate Internship Program (MSGI)

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Summer 2017

Degree

Ph.D. in Mathematics from Florida Atlantic University

Research

Tyree researched with the Cyber Security team at ORNL to discover vulnerabilities to the Controller Area Network (CAN) and provide solutions to resolve vulnerabilities. CAN is a system that allows mechanisms in modern cars to communicate. CAN is used nearly universally and protecting against vulnerabilities is essential for automobile safety. During his time at ORNL, Tyree researched the CAN for traffic anomalies. 

Where are they now?

Tyree’s research was shown to various companies including General Motors (GM). After his internship, GM offered Tyree a research position in their autonomous vehicles division. Tyree now works at GM as an artificial intelligence researcher.

Thoughts

“I wanted the opportunity to research on applied problems in mathematics at a national laboratory. I learned much about new mathematic methods and processing during my time at ORNL.”