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1/19/16 WHO / WHAT: Venkat Venkatakrishnan WHY: Award for Excellence in Teaching

Bill Burton, UIC

Talk about your tough homework assignments: cybersecurity expert Venkat Venkatakrishnan says he routinely challenges computer science students with security problems that take them into “uncharted territory – even a language they haven’t learned.”

Venkatakrishnan, or “Professor Venkat,” as he is known, has scholarly interests in computer security and privacy, particularly the security of software systems, vulnerability analysis and automated approaches to preventing large-scale attacks on networks. It’s a sub-field that “spans the whole breadth” of computer science, he said. – See more





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