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July 5, 2017

Professor Fabian Monrose was named a Kenan Distinguished Professor, effective July 1, 2017. The Kenan Distinguished Professorship will provide Monrose’s salary, benefits and additional research funds.

The announcement from the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost said the following of Monrose:

“Fabian Monrose is a computer security researcher extraordinaire. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field and known for the unusual creativity in, and interdisciplinary approach to, his research. He has become a “go to” authority for Federal policy makers and Federal cyber-crime investigators, and his work has influenced how products such as Skype are designed. He is an award-winning researcher, an award-winning teacher, an inventor and an entrepreneur. Moreover, as a member of an underrepresented minority, he gives back to his community of origin through educational outreach and mentoring of junior scholars. And in his spare time he works with the UNC campus ITS security group to help protect the campus’ networks from newly emerging threats and attacks.”

Monrose was one of three Kenan Distinguished Professors named for 2017 and one of only six university faculty members to be recognized with a distinguished professorship this year. Monrose joins two other current Kenan Professors in the Department of Computer Science, James Anderson and Stephen Pizer, as well as department founder and Kenan Professor Emeritus Fred Brooks.