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CMU Students To Receive Accolades
For Security Research From Lockheed Martin
Event: Four Carnegie Mellon University students will receive accolades for creating breakthrough technologies from Michael Kirkland, vice president and chief technology officer for Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) Security Business.
Brian Pak, Andrew Wesie and Hudson Thrift, all undergraduate students in the School of Computer Science, and Wesley Jin, a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, will receive awards for enhancing the government's ability to stay at the leading edge of the cyber arms race.
"This is a wonderful honor and a testament to our strong program in training the next generation of cyber warriors and intelligence analysts," said David Brumley, an assistant professor in CMU's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Carnegie Mellon CyLab, one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the U.S. He also is the university adviser for students involved with "Capture the Flag," a computer security war game in which each participating team or individual competes to find a key source of information by solving a litany of challenging problems.
When: 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 1.
Where: Rashid Auditorium, 4401 Hillman Center, on CMU's Pittsburgh campus.