Illinois Institute of Technology’s Eunice Santos, chair of the Department of Computer Science, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair, and professor of computer science, was recognized for her work and research in the field of big data security by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Big Data Security Community.
The IEEE Big Data Security Woman of Achievement Award is bestowed upon a woman who has “made significant technical contributions as well as served as a mentor and role model in big data security and privacy.” Specifically, the IEEE Big Data Security Community praised Santos for “conducting significant research in big data security and privacy focusing on resilient computational social systems, and for serving as a role model for women in the field by giving featured talks at the IEEE’s Women in Data Science and Engineering Workshop and at other events within the Chicago tech sector.”
In 2010 Santos also received the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for pioneering contributions to computational social network systems.
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