Awards and Grants Archive

July 12, 2013:

Dr. Trent Jaeger has been elected as the chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC). Congratulations to Professor Jaeger!

July 1, 2013:

Dr. Trent Jaeger has received promotion to professor. Congratulations to Professor Jaeger!

April 29, 2013:

Stephen McLaughlin received one of three Outstanding Research Assistant awards from the CSE Department. Congratulations to Stephen!

April 4, 2013:

Damien Octeau was awarded the 2013 AT&T Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations to Damien!

February 22, 2013:

Dr. Patrick McDaniel was awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for his proposal on Android Inter-Application Communication Analysis. Congratulations to Professor McDaniel!

November 13, 2012:

The paper "Retargeting Android Applications to Java Bytecode" written by Damien Octeau, Somesh Jha, and Patrick McDaniel was awarded the Best Artifact Award for the Dare tool at the 20th International Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering. The Best Artifact Award recognizes the value of a significant and high-quality artifact to the research community. Congratulations to Damien and Professors Jha and McDaniel!

October 4, 2012:

Stephen McLaughlin has been awarded a two-year Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship by the Penn State College of Engineering. Congratulations to Stephen!

October 5, 2011:

Dr. Trent Jaeger was awarded an HP Labs Innovation Research Award for his proposal Towards Mostly-Automatic, System-Wide Integrity Policy Generation. Congratulations to Professor Jaeger!

April 20, 2011:

Professor Smith's graduate student, Abhradeep Guha Thakurta, received the Yahoo 2011 Key Scientific Challenges Program Award. Congratulations to Abhradeep and Professor Smith!

June 1, 2011:

Dr. Patrick McDaniel has received promotion to professor. Congratulations to Professor McDaniel!

February 2, 2011:

William Enck has been awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award. The award recognizes the work of oustanding PhD students whose dissertation topic has been approved. This award is considered to be amongst the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students. Congratulations to Will!

July 8, 2010:

Professor Adam Smith has been granted tenure and received promotion to associate professor. Congratulations to Professor Smith!

April 26, 2010:

William Enck has been awarded the CSE Graduate Student Research Assistant Award. The award recognizes Will's dedication and contributions to our Lab. Congratulations to Will!.

January 29, 2010:

Kevin Butler has been awarded the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award. The award recognizes the work of oustanding PhD students whose dissertation topic has been approved. This award is considered to be amongst the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students. Kevin's dissertation is titled "Leveraging Emerging Storage Functionality for New Security Services." His research focuses on security issues as they relate to storage systems, large-scale systems architectures, and networks. Congratulations to Kevin!.

December 15, 2009:

The paper "Semantically Rich Application-Centric Security in Android" written by Machigar Ongtang, Stephen McLaughlin, William Enck, and Patrick McDaniel won the best paper award at the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC) 2009. Congratulations to the authors of the paper Machigar, Stephen, William, and Professor McDaniel!

November 2, 2009:

The Communication Network Research Center (NSRC) will start a new interdisciplinary research center with approximately $35.5 million in funding over 10 years from the Army Reseach Lab. These new center will be extremely beneficial for both the Center and SIIS lab as one of the Center member research laboratories. Congratulations to the NSRC faculty for this achievement and specially to Professor Adam Smith, SIIS lab faculty, as he is one of the researchers in the new center.

September 15, 2009:

Dr. Patrick McDaniel was awarded two National Science Foundation grants entitled "Security Services in Open Telecomunnications Networks" and "Secure Provenance in High-End Computing Systems". Congratulations Professor McDaniel!. More Information.

September 1, 2009:

Dr. Trent Jaeger was awarded two National Science Foundation grants entitled "Techniques to Retrofit Legacy Code with Security" and "Establishing Integrity in Dynamic Networks of Cyber Physical Devices". Congratulations Professor Jaeger!. More information.