FICS Research is proud to announce that it’s Director of Diversity, Professor Daniela Oliveira, is the recipient of a Google Security and Privacy Research Award. The award, which is a $100,000 unrestricted monetary gift, was granted to Dr. Oliveira in recognition of her significant, recent contributions to research pertaining to protecting users across the Internet. Google specifically recognized Oliveira’s work in the areas of social engineering and phishing. The intent of the award is to further support her research in these areas.
Google recently released further details about the program and the awardees. The award program is relatively new, having begun as a pilot program in 2016. The recipients are selected via internal internal Google nominations and voting.
More information about the winners and the program are available on the Google Online Security Blog.
*Blue text denotes excerpts borrowed from: UF ECE News