March 13, 2013David Brumley
, the Gerard G. Elia Career Development Professor of ECE, is one of four Carnegie Mellon professors selected to receive the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship
for showing great potential to advance knowledge in his field.
Brumley was honored for his pioneering research on the techniques, principles and algorithms for finding flaws in software that hackers use to break into systems. His goal is to make computer software and systems safe, and to push the boundaries to improve cybersecurity.
Sloan Research Fellowships are awarded to young researchers from the fields of chemistry, neuroscience, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, and physics. Each fellow will receive a two-year, $50,000 grant to pursue his or her research. Other Carnegie Mellon winners this year include Assistant Professor of Mathematics Gautam Iyer, Assistant Professor in the Lane Center for Computational Biology Seyoung Kim, and Assistant Professor of Physics Rachel Mandelbaum. The Carnegie Mellon recipients join 124 awardees nationwide.
"This is a wonderful honor for Carnegie Mellon that four of our young, outstanding faculty members have received this extremely competitive award. As Sloan Research Fellows, these faculty members join an elite group of young researchers who are pushing the frontiers of their respective research endeavors," said Carnegie Mellon Provost and Executive Vice President Mark S. Kamlet.
to read more about the fellowship winners.