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.