February 27, 2006
Dawn Song, Assistant Professor of ECE and CS, recently received an IBM Faculty Award, which recognizes and fosters novel, creative work as well as strengthens the relationships between leading universities and the IBM research and development community.
Song's research offers fundamentally new techniques for defending against large-scale Internet attacks, including as worms and Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks, and supplies a foundation for building an attack-resilient communication infrastructure for both the current and next generation Internet.
Last year, Song received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2005-2010) for her proposed research "Towards Exterminating Large Scale Internet Attacks." The award "recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century."