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CyLab Researchers Virgil Gligor and David Brumley Receive Honors

posted by Richard Power
February 20, 2013

Virgil Gligor, CyLab Director and Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, been selected as one of five researchers to receive the 2013 IEEE Technical Achievement Award, “for pioneering work and leadership in the area of computer and network security.”

The IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award is given for outstanding and innovative contributions to the fields of computer and information science and engineering or computer technology, usually within the past 10, and not more than 15, years. Contributions must have significantly promoted technical progress in the field. 

For nearly four decades, Professor Gligor’s research interests have ranged from access control mechanisms, penetration analysis, and denial-of-service protection to cryptographic protocols and applied cryptography. His research addresses problems of trustworthy computing in the presence of an active adversary (e.g., malware, malicious insiders) and next generation secure Internet.

Gligor's previous honors include the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)'s 2011 Outstanding Innovation Award for security and privacy research and the 2006 National Information Security Award for pioneering research in information security (jointly given by National Security Agency and National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US.)

David Brumley

David Brumley, CyLab researcher and assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is one of four Carnegie Mellon University faculty members awarded a prestigious 2013 Sloan Research Fellowship. They are among 126 scientists and scholars so honored this year by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Fellowships, which include an award of $50,000 for two years, seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.

Brumley, who received his PhD from CMU in 2008, is interested in all areas of computer security, applied cryptography, program analysis, compilers, and verification. For some examples of his recent work, visit his research page.

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