Dr. Eugene Spafford of Purdue has won the 2016 ITERA Research Award. He founded the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security and is currently the executive director. His present research interests include computer and network security issues, cybercrime and ethics, technology policy, and the social impact of computing.
Spafford has received numerous awards and honors for his research in the past as well. These include the 2004 ACM SIGCAS Making a Difference Award, the 2005 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, the 2006 ACM SIGSAC Outstanding Contribution award, and the prestigious ACM President’s Award in 2007. He has previously served as the chair of ACM’s U.S. Public Policy Council and is now the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Computers and Security.