Susan Landau of Tufts University Wins Lifetime Achievement Award From USENIX

Susan Landau, Bridge Professor in Cybersecurity and Policy at the Fletcher School and the School of Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, has been honored with the 2023 USENIX Lifetime Achievement Award. USENIX: The Advanced Computing Systems Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting advanced computing systems communities and furthering the reach of innovative research.

Dr. Landau and her colleagues were given the award for having made “a profound and lasting impact on computer science, computer security, law, and public policy through their groundbreaking research, their influential publications, and their dedication to advancing knowledge that informs public policy,” read a statement from USENIX. “They have shown how knowledge of technology is vital for lawyers, judges, and legislators, and have been pioneers in applying their expertise in those domains.”

Dr. Landau has also been active throughout her career as both mentor and role model for young women and underrepresented populations furthering their education and careers in computer science, security, and privacy. She co-founded GREPSEC, a graduate student workshop in cybersecurity and privacy for women and members of underrepresented groups. She also co-created the ACM Athena Lectureship, an award celebrating outstanding women researchers in computer security at the Association for Computing Machinery.

Professor Landau is the author of Listening In: Cybersecurity in an Insecure Age (Yale University Press, 2017). She is a graduate of Princeton University. Dr. Landau holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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