Every academic needs a third person biography. Here is mine.

Clay Shields is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Georgetown University, and is Director of the Georgetown Institue for Infomation Assurance. Prior to to arriving at Georgetown, he was an assistant professor at Purdue University, where he held his first academic position after earning his PhD from the University of California Santa Cruz. Before graduate school, Clay was an infantry officer with the 101st Airborne Division, and earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virgina. His research efforts currently focus on computer forensics and network security, with the goal of being able to hold network intruders accountable for their actions.


After we were married, Sonia and I had an amazing honeymoon in the Galapagos and in Ecuador. I would recommend to anyone that they go. Pictures and video slideshow here.


I raised a puppy named Kaiser for Guiding Eyes for the Blind. He is now a working guide dog in Oregon. I have a bunch of unlabelled pictures of him. He is amazingly cute, though somehow he got huge. We later raised another guide dog named Horton, who is now a working dog in Massachusetts. You know how it is with second children, so no separate picture page.


As a present for getting my Master's degree, my parents got me a trip to go kayaking in Chile. I wrote a little trip report about it, though I never quite finished it.