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archiveDistinguished Service Award

CRA makes an award, usually annually, to a person who has made an outstanding service contribution to the computing research community. This award recognizes service in the areas of government affairs, professional societies, publications or conferences, and leadership that has a major impact on computing research.

2009Eugene H. Spafford

2009 Eugene H. Spafford Awardee Professor of Computer Sciences and Executive Director of CERIAS at Purdue University.

The CRA Board of Directors has selected Eugene H. Spafford, Professor of Computer Sciences and Executive Director of CERIAS at Purdue University, to receive its 2009 Distinguished Service Award.

Eugene H. Spafford has been an effective and tireless advocate for the cause of information security research. He has been instrumental in keeping public attention on this important research area. He has helped educate the research community, policy-makers, and the public on the impact that improved computer security can have on our lives and he has shown exceptional leadership in promoting these ideas. Professor Spafford has been a frequent witness in congressional hearings and has influenced decisions in the Executive Branch through his membership on PITAC. He continues to exercise leadership through his membership in USACM. The award will be presented to Professor Spafford at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 27 in San Diego.

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