Promoting research and education
"To encourage interest in systems security, I started a recruitment campaign to attract undergraduate students by giving guest lectures and presentations at seminars for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The response to this effort was overwhelmingly positive.
The students have been contributing to parts of my research projects through short programming assignments and application development. This research opportunity has provided invaluable experience for them, forming scientific ways of collective thinking, problem-solving skills, exposure to various technologies, and cross-disciplinary expertise.
I'm pleased to see that some of these students have decided to continue their career as a PhD student at top universities in the United States. They have matured into outstanding researchers and started making exceptional contributions to computer security. The culture at Purdue CS makes it possible for these endeavors to be successful."
- Z. Berkay Celik, assistant professor of computer science, Purdue University