[PAST EVENT] Distinguished Speaker: Mohamed Gouda, National Science Foundation

October 28, 2011
McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 020
251 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
In this talk, we first argue that continuing the advance of our computing discipline is a national imperative for the United States of America. We then discuss some recent trends that are shaping the advance of this discipline. We finally discuss the role that the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate in the National Science Foundation (NSF) is planning to play in 2012 to advance the computing discipline.

Dr. Mohamed Gouda received the BSc degree in engineering and in mathematics from Cairo University, the MA degree in mathematics from York University, and the master's and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Waterloo. He was with the Honeywell Corporate Technology Center at Minneapolis from 1977 to 1980. In 1980, he joined The University of Texas at Austin, where he currently holds the Mike A. Myers Centennial professorship in computer sciences. He is the 1993 winner of the Kuwait Award in Basic Sciences. He won the 2001 IEEE Communication Society William R. Bennet Best Paper Award for his paper "Secure Group Communications Using Key Graphs," coauthored with C.K. Wong and S.S. Lam, and published in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 16-30). In 2004, his paper "Diverse Firewall Design," coauthored with Alex X. Liu and published in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, won the William C. Carter award. He is currently a program director of CNS at NSF.

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