Sean Lane

Sean is from Springville, California and joined the BYU IDeA Labs in September 2015. After serving a mission for the LDS Church in Paraguay, he began studying at BYU in 2013 where he met his wife and best friend, Ashley. He graduated with a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics in April 2016, and earned his PhD in Computer Science in April 2020.

In 2015, he completed an internship with Microsoft, working with the Trustworthy Computing security team for Microsoft Office. He implemented a feature to mitigate social engineering attacks involving VBA macros in Office files. In 2016, he worked with the Instructure Data Analytics team to create a framework to test production queries used to transform data for Instructure clients, as well as conducting preliminary work to identify struggling students with machine learning. Over the course of the summer of 2017, Sean worked with IDeA Labs alumnus Dr. Enoch Yeung as a PhD Intern at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The internship involved extended Dr. Yeung’s work in contingency analysis of municipal waters systems to integrated models of power and water infrastructure systems.

His most recent work with the lab involved the security and robustness of cyber-physical systems, including the implementation of this research into production software applications, as well as continuing the work of contingency analysis with integrated power and water infrastructure systems.