Professor Farnam Jahanian, Chair of the CSE Division of EECS, has been
named a 2009 ACM Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery for his significant contributions to the dependability and security of networks and systems.
The ACM Fellows Program, initiated in 1993, celebrates the exceptional contributions of the leading members in the computing field. These individuals have helped to enlighten researchers, developers, practitioners, and end-users of information technology throughout the world.
Their accomplishments play a crucial role in driving innovations that are necessary to sustain competitiveness in an information-based society.
Prof. Jahanian has led several large-scale research projects over a number of years that have ultimately revolutionized how cyber threats are addressed on the Internet. His work has focused on the development of new protocols and architectures for ensuring the dependability of network infrastructures in the presence of security attacks, hardware and software failures, and operational faults. This research effort has formed the basis of a commercial technology that has been widely deployed by more than 300 Internet service providers and mission-critical networks, protecting over 70% of Internet transit traffic today.
He is affiliated with the CSE Software Systems Lab.