Bertino Elected Fellow of AAAS

Writer(s): Randy Bond

Professor Elisa Bertino has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).    The distinction as a fellow is in recognition of her contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership in the Information, Computing, and Communication section.  Prof. Bertino becomes the fourth member of the Computer Science faculty to be selected.Elisa Bertino

Professor Bertino has worked in the field of information security and database systems for many years, has been prolific in the number of journal articles and conference papers published, and is regarded for the high number of co-authors she has as collaborators.  Her body of work has amassed over thirty thousand citations.  Her research interests have generally included the security and trust of data.  Currently her specific interests are in the areas of privacy, digital identity management, insider threats, secure architectures, and data provenance, and  the application of her covers many domains.

Bertino has served on the faculty at Purdue since 2004 and has held a number of leadership roles, including Director of Research for the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), Director of the Cyber Center, and is currently Director of the Cyber Space Security Lab (Cyber2SLab).  She is a former co-editor in chief of the VLDB Journal and is currently co-editor in chief of GeoInformatica and of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing.  She also an editor of the Synthesis Lectures on Information Security, Privacy, and Trust.

Prof. Bertino is also a Fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE in further recognition for her work in security and database systems.  Also, from the IEEE she has been recognized for her significant contributions to progress in her field through the Computer Society Technical Achievement Award in 2002, and the Tsutomu Kanai Award in 2005.  From the ACM she received the 2014 SIGSAC Outstanding Contributions Award.

The AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society, and is dedicated to the advancement of science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people.