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Georgetown Professor Receives Prestigious IEEE-USA Award

May 21, 2013 – IEEE-USA, the American unit of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, will present Georgetown’s Eric Burger with its Professional Achievement for Individuals Award in August.

The IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. Burger is one of three winners of the Professional Achievement for Individuals Award this year.

Burger, a research professor of computer science and founder and director of the recently established Georgetown Center for Secure Communications (GCSC), will receive the honor in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 3 for “sustained and collaborative support of communications technology policy.”

Eric Burger  “This award is such an honor because I love to teach and the practical application of my research and teaching is important to me,” says Eric Burger, research professor of computer science.

“This award is such an honor because I love to teach and the practical application of my research and teaching is important to me,” says Burger, who also directs Georgetown’s new Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC).

Burger previously served as founder and former chief technology officer of SnowShore Networks, as well as former chief technology officer of Neustar.

“My work on communication technology policy was a way to combine my research and teaching on cyber security and information sharing with practical policy solutions,” Burger says, “and I’m honored that the IEEE recognized my work.”

Burger’s research in the communications technology policy field includes studies on network traffic management (managing internet carriers who want all users to get a fair share of bandwidth), as well as information sharing, encryption policy and other cyber security policy issues.

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