Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Gene Tsudik was presented with the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award at the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security in Dallas on Nov. 1. Tsudik received the award for his leadership in security and privacy research. The Outstanding Contributions Award is given for significant contributions to the field of computer and communication security through fostering research and development activities, educating students and providing professional services such as the running of professional societies and conferences. Each award carries a $1,000 monetary award and a plaque.
“Computers are going to become increasingly important parts of our lives, if they aren’t already, and the automation is just going to improve over time, so it’s increasingly important to know why these complicated systems are making the decisions that they are,” assistant professor of computer science at the University of California Irvine, Sameer Singh, told CTV’s Your Morning on Tuesday.
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The ACLU, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Common Sense Kids Action and Consumer Federation of California are among the bill’s supporters, for good reason. Joining Chau at a Capitol press conference Monday was Scott Jordan, a UC Irvine computer science professor and former Federal Communications Commission official, who listed some of the information internet service providers could glean:
The sites you visit; whether those sites are related to your finances or health; what videos you watch; how often you visit certain sites; what time of day you visit them; how long you linger; what devices you use; what apps you download; where you are located.
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Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science Gene Tsudik was awarded a $407,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office (ARO) in September 2016 for his project, “Remote Attestation of Critical Infrastructure Components.” The project focuses on mitigation of malware infestations and other attacks on swarms or groups of heterogeneous embedded systems and/or Internet of Thing (IoT) devices.
Associate Professor of Computer Science Charless Fowlkes has been awarded The Helmholtz Prize by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his paper “A database of human segmented natural images and its application to evaluating segmentation algorithms and measuring ecological statistics,” co-authored with then-UC Berkeley researchers David Martin, Doron Tal and Jitendra Malik in 2001.
In an age where people struggle to start one business of their own, this serial entrepreneur brags of being the founder of seven start-ups. Currently working on his eighth, Ramesh Jain thought of using his latest idea as a means to give back to Nagpur, where he was born
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