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September 29, 2011

Cybersecurity Expert David Brumley Earns Presidential Award

David BrumleyAssistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering David Brumley will be traveling to the White House this fall to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young scientists and engineers. He is being honored for his "innovation and vital research on malware (malicious software) analysis and for strong educational and outreach activities."

"My goal is to make computer software and systems safe," said Brumley, whose work focuses on the techniques, principles and algorithms for finding flaws in software that hackers use to break into systems. "Attackers only need to find a single flaw to break into a system. Our work tries to find these flaws before attackers do, so that they can be fixed," he said.

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