Virgil D. Gligor

Virgil D. Gligor received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at the University of Maryland between 1976 and 2007, and is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and co-Director of CyLab, the University’s laboratory for information security, privacy and dependability. Over nearly forty years, his research interests ranged from access control mechanisms, penetration analysis, and denial-of-service protection to cryptographic protocols and applied cryptography. He was a consultant to Burroughs Corporation and IBM, and is currently serving on Microsoft's Trusted Computing Academic Advisory Board (2003-present) and SAP’s Security Advisory Board (2011 – present). Gligor was an Editorial Board member of Information Systems, Journal of Computer Security, ACM Transactions on Information System Security, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, and was the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing. Gligor received the 2006 National Information Systems Security Award jointly given by NIST and NSA in the US, the 2011 Outstanding Innovation Award of the ACM SIG on Security Audit and Control, and the 2013 Technical Achievement Award of the IEEE Computer Society.