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Bertino receives the Kristian Beckman Award


Professor Elisa Bertino

Elisa Bertino was awarded the Kristian Beckman Award for 2020. She delivered a keynote address at the 35th International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection – IFIP SEC 2020 on September 21, 2020.

Her keynote, titled, "Data Security and Privacy in the IoT," highlighted the way IoT makes it possible to sense and control objects creating opportunities for more direct integration between the physical world and computer-based systems. She discussed how IoT will usher automation in a large number of application domains, ranging from manufacturing and energy management (e.g. SmartGrid), to healthcare management and urban life (e.g. SmartCity). Speaking to the continuous and pervasive data acquisition and control capabilities of IoT, she raised concerns about data security and privacy and outlined key challenges in IoT data security and privacy. Specifically, she discussed initial approaches to securing IoT data, including recent edge-based security solutions for IoT security and analysis of cellular network protocols.

Elisa Bertino, Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Purdue Cyberspace Security Lab joined the faculty in January 2004. Her research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities. Current research includes: access control systems, secure publishing techniques and secure broadcast for XML data; advanced RBAC models and foundations of access control models; trust negotiation languages and privacy; data mining and security; multi-strategy filtering systems for Web pages and sites; security for grid computing systems; integration of virtual reality techniques and databases; and geographical information systems and spatial databases.

Professor Bertino serves or has served on the editorial boards of several journals - many of which are related to security, such as the ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. She is currently serving as program chair of the 36th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB 2010). Professor Bertino is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of ACM. She received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement award in 2002 for outstanding contributions to database systems and database security and advanced data management systems, and received the 2005 Tsutomu Kanai Award by the IEEE Computer Society for pioneering and innovative research contributions to secure distributed systems. She received the ACM Athena Lecturer Award in 2019.


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