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March 29, 2011: ACM-Infosys Foundation Award to Software Systems Innovator

Today's Topic: ACM-Infosys Foundation Award to Software Systems Innovator
Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Frans Kaashoek of MIT is the recipient of the 2010 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing Sciences for his contributions to the structuring, robustness, scalability, and security of software systems underlying many applications.

Kaashoek's advances have led to efficient, portable, and highly distributed applications of software systems, fostering wider use of portable embedded and distributed systems. He also used information flow control techniques to address a major security challenge in broadly deployed commercial systems.

In addition to his groundbreaking research, Kaashoek founded commercial ventures that have enabled expanded content distribution like large, high-quality video files to travel over the Internet, and that have enhanced protection of large enterprise networks using network behavioral analysis software.

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