January 15, 2016: Congratulations to UIC Computer Science Prof. Venkat Venkatakrishnan on two new federal security/privacy grants totaling $1.55 million

Congratulations to UIC Computer Science Professor Venkat Venkatakrishnan on receiving two new federal grants totaling to $1.55 million in the area of computer security:

Collaborative: MALDIVES

Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Malware Delivery Mechanisms, $550,000 from the NSF running from October 2015 to September 2018. This is part of an overall $1.6 million project with Stony Brook University and SRI International. More information at http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1514472


Mitigating APT Damage by reasoning with Provenance in Large Enterprise Networks, $1 million subcontract from IBM on a DARPA contract for $5.4 million overall, shared among UIC, IBM, Stony Brook University, and Northwestern.

This brings the total grants in force for Venkat to $7.3 million and total security, privacy, and fraud detection grants in force with UIC Computer Science PIs to $12.4 million.

The other UIC Computer Science faculty who are PIs on security, privacy, and fraud detection grants are: Daniel Bernstein, Chris Kanich, Bing Liu, Prasad Sistla, Jon Solworth, Philip Yu, and Lenore Zuck.

Co-PIs on one or more of these various grants include Dan Bernstein, Chris Kanich, Robert Sloan, and Venkat Venkatakrishnan of the Computer Science Department, as well as Professors Ranga Chandresekara of IDS, Steve Jones of Communications (who is also an adjunct Professor of Computer Science), and Annette Valenta of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences.

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