Scientist recognized for innovations in computer security

Professor Michael Reiter of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was recognized by an international computer organization for his innovations in computer security.

Reiter, the Lawrence M. Slifkin Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Art and Sciences, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Reiter is a global leader in the development of critical computer security protocols and defenses, ranging from influential Web privacy technologies to techniques for enhancing the robustness of network services against attacks.

ACM named 44 new fellows for their contributions to computing technology that have created a broad range of innovations for industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The fellows were chosen from the world’s leading industries, universities and research labs. They will be honored in San Diego, Calif., on June 27.

Reiter, a Morehead Scholar who graduated with a bachelor of science degree from UNC in 1989, earned master of science and doctorate degrees from Cornell University in 1991 and 1993, respectively.

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

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