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HAIC Director, Prof. N. Asokan wins ACM SIGSAC Award

Photograph of N. Asokan and Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi
Prof. N. Asokan (on the left) with Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi.

The Director of HAIC, Principal Investigator of ICRI-CARS, Prof. N. Asokan from Aalto University, Finland, won the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award for outstanding and innovative technical contributions to the field of computer and communication security that have had lasting impact in furthering or understanding the theory or development of secure systems. Prof. N. Asokan received the award for his pioneering research on fair-exchange protocols, trusted device pairing and mobile trusted execution environments that has had widespread impact and led to large-scale deployment.

Prof. N. Asokan’s research partner, Prof. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi, head of the research group System Security Lab (TU Darmstadt, Germany) and director of the Intel research institute ICRI-CARS, won the ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award. The Outstanding Contributions Award is given 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 award ceremony took place on November 18 at the ACM CCS conference in Toronto, Canada. Each award carries a $1,000 monetary award and a plaque.

ACM SIGSAC is offering two annual Awards: SIGSAC Outstanding Innovation Award and SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award. At most one award is given each year in each category.

Congratulations to Asokan and Ahmad!