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Bhavani Thuraisingham is the Louis A. Beecherl, Jr. I Distinguished Professor in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) since September 2010. She joined UTD in October 2004 as a Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Cyber Security Research Center which conducts research in data security and privacy, secure networks, secure languages, secure social media, data mining and semantic web. She is an elected Fellow of three prestigious organizations: the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2002), the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003), and the BCS (British Computer Society, 2005). She is the recipient of numerous awards including (i) the IEEE Computer Society’s 1997 Technical Achievement Award for “outstanding and innovative contributions to secure data management”, (ii) the 2010 Research Leadership Award for “Outstanding and Sustained Leadership Contributions to the Field of Intelligence and Security Informatics” presented jointly by the IEEE Intelligent and Transportation Systems Society Technical Committee on Intelligence and Security Informatics in Transportation Systems and the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society Technical Committee on Homeland Security, and (iii) the 2010 ACM SIGSAC (Association for Computing Machinery, Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control) Outstanding Contributions Award for “seminal research contributions and leadership in data and applications security for over 25 years.” She is a Distinguished Scientist of ACM, was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer between 2002 and 2005, and was also featured by Silicon India magazine as one of the seven leading technology innovators of South Asian origin in the USA in 2002.
Professor Thuraisingham may be contacted at: [email protected]