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Guest Editors' Introduction: Special Section on Software Engineering for Secure Systems

Patrick McDaniel
Bashar Nuseibeh, IEEE Computer Society

Pages: pp. 3-4


About the Authors

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Patrick McDaniel is an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University and co-director of the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security Laboratory. His research efforts focus primarily on network, telecommunications, and systems security, language-based security, and technical and public policy issues in digital media. He was awarded the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award and has chaired several top conferences in security including, among others, the 2007 and 2008 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy and the 2005 USENIX Security Symposium. He is the editor-in-chief of the ACM Journal Transactions on Internet Technology ( TOIT) and serves as associate editor of the journals the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security and IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. Prior to pursuing the PhD degree in 1996 at the University of Michigan, he was a software architect and program manager in the telecommunications industry.
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Bashar Nuseibeh received the MSc and PhD degrees in software engineering from Imperial College, London, and the First Class Honours BSc degree in computer systems engineering from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom. He is a professor and director of Research in Computing at the Open University (OU) and a visiting professor at Imperial College, London, and the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. Previously, he was a reader at Imperial College, London, and head of its Software Engineering Laboratory. His research interests are in software requirements engineering and design, software process modeling and technology, and technology transfer. He has published more than 100 refereed papers and consulted widely with industry, working with organizations such as the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS), Texas Instruments, Praxis Critical Systems, Philips Research Labs, and NASA. He has also served as principal investigator on a number of research projects on software engineering, security engineering, and learning technologies. He is editor-in-chief of the Automated Software Engineering Journal and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, the Requirements Engineering Journal, and a number of other international journals. He was a founder and first chairman of the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (1994-2004) and is currently chair of IFIP Working Group 2.9 (Software Requirements Engineering) and chair of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE). He has served as program chair of major conferences in his field, including ASE '98, RE '01, and ICSE '05. He received a Philip Leverhulme Prize (2002), an ICSE "Most Influential Paper" award (2003), a "Best Application Paper" award from the 18th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP '02), and a number of other best paper and service awards. He held a Senior Research Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering and The Leverhulme Trust between 2005-2007. He is a fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), a Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), and a member of the IEEE Computer Society.
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