Professor Michael K. Reiter was recognized by the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (ACM SIGSAC) with its Outstanding Contributions Award for 2016. Reiter was selected for pioneering research contributions and leadership in information security.
The SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award is given annually for significant contribution to the field of computer and communication security through fostering research and development activities, educating students, or providing professional services such as the running of professional societies and conferences. The selection carries a $1,000 monetary award and a plaque. Reiter was presented the award during the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM CCS) in Vienna, Austria.
Reiter is a Lawrence M. Slifkin Distinguished Professor as well as an Associate Chair for Diversity in the Department of Computer Science. He leads a research group in the fields of computer and communications security and distributed computing.