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ACM names Professor N. Asokan ACM Fellow and announces him SIGSAC awardee

N. Asokan was honoured for his contributions to the field of computer and communication security.
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Professor N. Asokan has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest association of computing professionals, for his contributions to systems security and privacy. ACM particularly honours Asokan for the security and privacy of mobile systems.

ACM named 56 members ACM Fellows for significant contributions in areas including systems security, computer architecture, mobile networks and robotics. The accomplishments of the 2018 ACM Fellows underpin the technologies that define the digital age and greatly impact our professional and personal lives.

The ACM Fellows represent one percent of ACM’s worldwide membership. Selection as an ACM Fellow is based on professional experience as well as significant achievements in the computing field. Underscoring ACM’s global reach, the 2018 Fellows hail from universities, companies and research centers in Finland, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, and the US.

Recently, both Wired and Forbes emphasized the study by Professor Asokan’s research group. The researchers discovered weaknesses in many hate-speech detection algorithms.

ACM SIGSAC Award for technological innovations

Professor Asokan also won the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award for innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security. He has had a lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory or development of secure systems. 

Asokan received the award for his pioneering research on fair-exchange protocols, trusted device pairing and mobile trusted execution environments that has had widespread impact and led to large-scale deployment.
Asokan is Professor of Secure Systems at Aalto University, Director of HAIC, Helsinki-Aalto Center for Information Security, Principal Investigator of ICRI-CARS, Intel Collaborative Research Institute CARS, Collaborative Autonomous & Resilient Systems, and co-leader of Secure Systems research group.

ACM was founded in 1947 and the ACM Fellows Program was initiated in 1993. ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting currently more than 100 000 computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges.

Further information:

ACM Fellow
Secure Systems Group

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