PhD Student Bruce DeBruhl Awarded NDSEG Fellowship
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus (CMUSV) PhD student Bruce DeBruhl has been awarded the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship, a three-year award given by the Department of Defense. DeBruhl is among approximately 200 graduate students selected for the award from more than 2,900 candidates this year. Candidate applications are reviewed by panel experts in their area of research, forwarded to the DoD, then selected by members of the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the High Performance Computing Modernization Program.
DeBruhl’s research looks to design attack models and secure protocols for communication systems. The main goal in attack model design is to propose how attacks can be made more efficient and stealthy in order to know what type of adversary to design a defense for. Once more efficient attacks are designed DeBruhl aims to design communication protocols that infer information about the attacker and use the information to mitigate their effect.
The NDSEG fellowship pays full tuition and mandatory fees along with a monthly stipend for three years. DeBruhl said, “I am excited to receive the NDSEG fellowship. It is a great honor and the award provides the support for me to pursue my doctoral research at CMUSV. It’s exciting to see the interest in this research area. The fellowship gives me freedom to work with Professor Patrick Tague to define interesting problems within our research area and pursue them.”
“This fellowship award recognizes scholars with demonstrated aptitude in their research area,” said Professor Tague, “I’m proud of Bruce DeBruhl and look forward his continued success in research.”