“Each of our inductees has reshaped some aspect of the field of computing,” said Charles Isbell, dean and John P. Imlay, Jr. chair. “They have also supported and shaped the College in profound ways. I am grateful to them and glad that we can honor them.”
Executive Director Emeritus of CERIAS and Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University
Eugene H. Spafford has been a professor of computer sciences at Purdue University for 34 years and is the founder and executive director emeritus of (CERIAS). His research underlies many technologies used in modern cybersecurity. His current research interests are in information security, cybercrime, professional ethics, and security policy.
Among other recognitions, Spafford is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S), the Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the ACM, the IEEE, and the (ISC)2; a distinguished fellow of the ISSA; and a member of the Cyber Security Hall of Fame.