STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Web data breaches, high profile thefts and viral scares garner attention in the news and in industry. Stanford University's Dan Boneh, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, is at the forefront of security research and education, working to educate professionals about the challenges that confront today's online world. The Stanford School of Engineering is proud to announce Boneh as the 2011 recipient of the Dean's Award for Industry Education Innovation. This award recognizes Boneh for “outstanding teaching and exemplary leadership in industry education” through his teaching of Advanced Computer Security, Computer and Network Security, and Introduction to Cryptography delivered online by the Stanford Center for Professional Development.
Boneh's teaching and research address cyber security’s current and future industry needs. As the lead faculty for the applied cryptography group, his focus is on building security mechanisms that are easy to use and deploy. His team’s work has contributed to the study of cryptographic watermarking, and the development of new privacy mechanisms. Teaching ability is an important criterion for this award, and Boneh’s passion for the classroom is evident. “He loves what he is doing and he loves mentoring others” says Thai Duong, one of his students. “What I get from his class is not only the knowledge, but also the inspiration, the spirit, and the ‘fire’ of a world class cryptographer.”
Stanford makes many courses available online, providing industry participants worldwide the opportunity to gain critical skills. “Stanford is committed to extending our teaching and research to meet the career- educational needs of engineers, scientists, managers, and executives," says Jim Plummer, dean of the Stanford School of Engineering. “I am pleased to recognize Dan Boneh for his contributions.”
About the Stanford Center for Professional Development:
The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, participate in workshops, view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.