IEEE Computer Society Selects Dr. Sushil Jajodia to Receive 2016 Technical Achievement Award

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Sushil JajodiaLOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 23 February 2016 — Dr. Sushil Jajodia, University Professor at George Mason University, has been selected to receive the 2016 Technical Achievement Award “for outstanding contributions in network vulnerability analysis and cyber situation awareness, resulting in seminal papers, patents, and a commercial system.”

Sushil Jajodia is University Professor, BDM International Professor, and the founding director of Center for Secure Information Systems in the Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He is also the founding site director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation at Mason.

Dr. Jajodia’s research interests include security, privacy, databases, and distributed systems. He has authored or coauthored seven books, edited 44 books and conference proceedings, and published more than 450 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. He also holds 18 patents.

His current research sponsors are the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, National Security Agency, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and The MITRE Corporation.

Dr. Jajodia received the 1996 IFIP TC 11 Kristian Beckman award, the 2000 Volgenau School of Engineering Outstanding Research Faculty Award, the 2008 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award, the 2011 IFIP WG 11.3 Outstanding Research Contributions Award, and the 2015 ESORICS Outstanding Research Award.  He was elected a Fellow of IEEE in January 2013. He was recognized for the most accepted papers at the 30th anniversary of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. His h-index is 89 and Erdos number is 2.

Dr. Jajodia has supervised 27 doctoral dissertations. Nine of these graduates hold tenured positions at US universities; four are NSF CAREER awardees and one is DoE Young Investigator awardee. Two additional students are tenured at foreign universities.

Serving in different capacities for various journals and conferences, Dr. Jajodia is the founding consulting editor of the Springer Series on Advances in Information Security and the founding editor in chief of the Journal of Computer Security.

Dr. Jajodia received a PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene.

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. The award consists of a certificate and a $2,000 honorarium.

The other 2016 award winners are Prof. Jason Cong, Dr. Patrick Flynn, Dr. Yong Rui, and Prof. Pierangela Samarati. View further information about the Technical Achievement award, including a list of past recipients.