UNC Scientist Recognized for Computer Security Innovations

January 21, 2009
Michael Reiter, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Reiter, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Reiter, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been recognized by an international computer organization for his innovations in computer security.

Reiter, the Lawrence M. Slifkin Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

Reiter’s work focuses on the development of critical computer security protocols and defenses, ranging from Web privacy technologies to techniques for enhancing the robustness of network services against attacks.

Reiter is among 44 new fellows chosen from industries, universities and research labs around the world for their contributions to computing technology innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The fellows will be honored in San Diego, Calif., on June 27.

Reiter, a Morehead Scholar who graduated with a bachelor of science degree from UNC in 1989, earned master of science and doctoral degrees from Cornell University in 1991 and 1993, respectively.

Association for Computing Machinery Web site: http://www.acm.org

College of Arts and Sciences contact: Kim Spurr, (919) 962-4093, spurrk@email.unc.edu

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