Press release
December 14, 2012

Professor Gene Tsudik named IEEE Fellow

Irvine, Calif., December 14, 2012 - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Board of Directors has elevated UC Irvine computer science Professor Gene Tsudik to the IEEE Fellow grade for his contributions to distributed systems security and privacy.

“Computer security is a critical issue for a society that is increasingly reliant on digital technology. Professor Tsudik’s research is having a large impact on the field, and this recognition is well-deserved,” said Hal Stern, Ted and Janice Smith Family Foundation Dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

IEEE Fellows are recognized for their outstanding record of accomplishments. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of 1 percent of the total voting membership. IEEE, which publishes about a third of the world’s literature in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering and computer science, boasts 400,000 members in 160 countries.

Professor Tsudik directs the Secure Computing and Networking Center at UC Irvine. Much of his recent work, funded by the National Science Foundation and other sources, focuses on advances in security and privacy in the context of the next-generation Internet, cyber-physical systems, wireless/mobile communications, databases and social networks.

He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Southern California and was a researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory (1991-1996) and USC’s Information Sciences Institute (1996-2000) prior to joining UCI in 2000. Since 2009, he has been serving as editor-in-chief of the ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security.

“This is a wonderful honor for Professor Tsudik,” said Michael Goodrich, Chancellor’s Professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science. “This recognition also brings the number of IEEE Fellows to more than 10 percent of the faculty in our department, further highlighting the great research that Professor Tsudik and others are doing at the Bren School.”

In addition to Professor Tsudik, the school’s IEEE Fellows include:

  • Chancellor’s Professor Pierre Baldi for his contributions to machine learning and its applications in the life sciences
  • Chancellor’s Professor Nikil Dutt for his work in embedded systems and computer-aided design
  • Chancellor’s Professor Michael Goodrich for contributions to parallel and distributed algorithms for combinatorial and geometric problems
  • Bren Professor Ramesh Jain for contributions to computer vision in the estimation of structure and motion from images

Rizza Barnes
Director of Communications
Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences
University of California, Irvine