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Anna Lysyanskaya Elected to the Board of Directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research


The International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) , a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to further research in cryptology and related fields, elected Anna Lysyanskaya to its Board of Directors in a recent election .

Cryptology is the science and practice of designing computation and communication systems which are secure in the presence of adversaries.

The 2012 election was held October 1 through November 15 to fill three of nine IACR Director positions. In total, 270 out of 518 members cast their vote for Anna.  Her priorities while on the Board are: (1) High quality research and its effective dissemination, (2 ...

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Roberto Tamassia Named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, "Triple A-S" (AAAS) , an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association, recently elected Roberto Tamassia to Fellow for “distinguished contributions to algorithms and data structures, particularly for pioneering work on graph drawing, and to computer science education as the author of influential textbooks.”

Roberto, who joined the department in 1988, works on information security, design and analysis of algorithms, graph drawing, geometric computing, data management, and information visualization. He is the Plastech Professor of Computer Science and the Chair ...

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