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Thuraisingham Receives IEEE Award

Thuraisingham Receives IEEE Award

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham receives the award from Dr. Abderrahim Benslimane

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham and
Dr. Abderrahim Benslimane

Dr. Bhavani Thuraisingham, Founders Chair in Engineering and Computer Science and executive director of the Cyber Security Research and Education Institute at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, was honored with the 2019 Communications and Information Security Technical Recognition Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society.

The award recognizes outstanding and pioneering research contributions to the technical advancement of applying data science techniques for network security problems. Thuraisingham, one of the world’s leading experts in data security and data mining, accepted the honor in December at the 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference in Hawaii.

“I believe that as more progress is made on analyzing massive amounts of data and we learn more about the types of attacks on networks, we have the opportunity to solve challenging problems in secure data science,” Thuraisingham said in a presentation at the conference.

In 2018, Thuraisingham was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and the National Academy of Inventors.

A version of this story also ran in News Center.