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February 2007 Staff Research Notes

February 15, 2007

Paxson Named ACM Fellow
Vern Paxson, a researcher in CRD’s Distributed Systems Department, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The fellowship is given to scientists who have made “outstanding technical and professional achievements in the field of information technology,” according to ACM. Paxson is probably best known for his original development work on Bro, the Lab’s intrusion detection system, which monitors incoming and outgoing traffic and alerts cyber security staff when suspicious traffic patterns are detected. Paxson will be inducted at the ACM Awards Banquet on June 9 in San Diego.

Secretary Bodman Taps Simon
Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman has appointed Horst Simon, head of Computing Sciences, to the Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC), which is the federal advisory committee to the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

 Juan Meza Named to Two Committees
Juan Meza, head of CRD’s High Performance Computing Research Department, has been named to two committees of two research societies.Cleve Moler, who begins his term as president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)  this month, asked Meza to serve a three-year term on the SIAM Committee on Science Policy starting Jan 1, 2007. Meza was also elected to a three-year term on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section on Mathematics. The 24 sections of AAAS arrange symposia for the annual meeting, elect officers and provide expertise for association-wide projects.