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N. Asokan and Andrei Gurtov named distinguished scientists of the ACM

ACM is the main professional organization in computer science, and this prestigious award is given first time to Aalto University researchers.

In selecting 49 computing leaders as 2015 ACM Distinguished Members, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s leading association of computing professionals, is highlighting how the work of these innovators is changing the world. The criteria for selection to the Distinguished Member grade include at least 15 years of professional experience, five years of continuous ACM membership, and significant accomplishments or impact within the computing field.

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges.

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The goal of N. Asokan and the Secure Systems research group at the Department of Computer Science is to create new technologies and design and analysis methodsfor the development of secure computing and communication systems. The new technologies should be, at the same time, secure, easy to use, and inexpensive to deploy. More information.

Andrei Gurtov is presently a Principal Scientist at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT. He is also adjunct professor at Aalto University, University of Helsinki and University of Oulu. He was a Professor at University of Oulu in the area of Wireless Internet in 2010-12 and a visiting scholar at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley in 2003, 2005 and 2013.

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