Wednesday, September 29, 2010

UC Berkeley's Dawn Song Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

TRUST researcher and UC Berkeley Professor Dawn Song was named a 2010 MacArthur Fellow by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The so-called "genius award" is given to individuals "who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" as well as "exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work." Prof. Song, one of 23 recipients of this year's award, was cited for her work in applying "rigorous theoretical methods to understand the deep interactions of software, hardware, and networks that make computer systems vulnerable to attack or interference."

Details on Prof. Song's work and her award are available here.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

TRUST Autumn 2010 Conference: Nov. 10-11, 2010

The next TRUST Conference will be held November 10-11, 2010 at the Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center on the campus of Stanford University. The conference will run from approximately 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM both November 10 and 11.

This event will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear firsthand about the work of TRUST faculty and students-specifically activities that:
  • Advance a leading-edge research agenda to improve the state-of-the art in cyber security and critical infrastructure protection;

  • Develop robust education and diversity plans to teach the next generation of computer scientists, engineers, and social scientists; and

  • Pursue knowledge transfer opportunities to transition TRUST results to end users within industry and the government.

For more information, see the TRUST Autumn 2010 Conference Page.

Monday, September 20, 2010

WSJ: "J.P. Morgan Wrestles Web Snarl

UC Berkeley Professor Doug Tygar was quoted in a September 15, 2010 Wall Street Journal website article, "J.P. Morgan Wrestles Web Snarl." The article discusses an outage at Professor Tygar is quotes as stating, ""if they have so much trouble with a software failure, what happens with an actual attack?"