Basel Alomair, a Ph.D. student working with Professor Radha Poovendran in UWEE’s Network Security Lab, has won the IEEE/IFIP William C. Carter Award for 2010 for his paper “Scalable RFID Systems: a Privacy-Preserving Protocol with Constant-Time Identification.” Basel will receive the award in the opening ceremony of the 40th Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN 2010) being held in June 2010 at Chicago, Illinois. The paper will be presented in the “Carter Award Paper” session at the conference on June 30.
The William C. Carter Award has been presented annually since 1997 to recognize an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of dependable computing through his or her graduate dissertation research. The award honors the late William C. Carter, a key figure in the formation and development of the field of dependable computing. The William C. Carter Award is considered one of the most important awards in the field of dependable computing, and is sponsored by the IEEE Technical Committee on Fault-Tolerant Computing and the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance.