Sarah Muccio Acting Chief Scientist, Information Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory


Dr. Sarah L. Muccio is the Acting Chief Scientist for the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, Rome, NY.

In the field of information assurance, Dr. Muccio works with scientists to mathematically model systems and analyze information. She conducts research on the science of mission assurance, emerging technologies and maps mission essential functions to their cyber assets. Dr. Muccio also provides vision and direction to the cyber portfolio in her role as Cyber CTC Lead. Dr. Muccio enjoys educating future cyber security leaders and was the 2012- 2017 Advanced Course in Engineering (ACE) Internship Director.

2003 Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude, Youngstown State University
2006 Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University
2007 Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics, North Carolina State University
2011 National Reconnaissance Operations Center Systems Knowledge Course, Rome, NY


  1. 2007-2009, Associate Mathematician, Cyber Defense Branch, AFRL/RIGA
  2. 2009- 2018, Mathematician, Cyber Science Branch, AFRL/RIGA
  3. 2018-2021 Senior Mathematician, Cyber Assurance Branch, AFRL/RIGA
  4. 2021-Present Cyber S&T CTC Lead, Information Exploitation & Operations Division, AFRL/RIG
  5. 2009-Present, Adjunct Faculty Member, Syracuse University
  6. 2022-Present, Acting Chief Scientist, AFRL Information Directorate AFRL/RI

1999-2003 University Scholar at Youngstown State University, (YSU)
2003 COMAP Mathematical Modeling Competition Outstanding Winner and MAA Prize recipient
2003 Research Fellow, Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, (SAMSI)
2009 Finalist AFRL Commander’s Cup (Team) Award
2009-2020 Notable Achievement Awards
2019 General Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Team Award