Spafford Named to EPIC Advisory Board

05-20-2013

Professor of Computer Science Eugene Spafford has been named a 2013 member of the EPIC Advisory Board. EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center) is a public interest research center in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, the First Amendment, and constitutional values. The EPIC Advisory Board is a distinguished group of experts in law, technology, and public policy.

Joining Spafford as a 2013 member of the EPIC Advisory Board are Michael Froomkin, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law; Sheila Kaplan, student privacy advocate and founder of Education New York; and Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School and author of "The Master Switch."

Spafford has been with the Department of Computer Science since 1987. He is the founder and executive director of CERIAS (the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security), and his research focuses on issues of computer and network security, cybercrime and ethics, technology policy, and social impact of computing.

Congratulations to Professor Spafford on this recognition!

UPDATE: In other Spaf news, Professor Spafford has recently served a guest contributor for Fareed Zakaria's Global Public Square on CNN. The Exponent covered Spafford's involvement in a May 24, 2013 article.