Li Named 2021 IEEE Fellow
12-02-2020Ninghui Li, Samuel D. Conte Professor of Computer Science, has been elevated to fellow status in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization. He is being recognized for his contributions to data privacy and security.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Professor Li joined Purdue University’s Department of Computer Science faculty in 2003. His research focuses on security and privacy, including data privacy, access control, trust management, applied cryptography, and human factors in security and privacy. He has published over 200 referred papers in these areas. Li earned his PhD in Computer Science from New York University in 2000.
He is Chair of ACM Special Interest Group on Security Audit and Control (SIGSAC). He is the editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security (TOPS) and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Computer Security (JCS) and ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT).
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