Halderman honored for public engagement efforts

By | February 6, 2020
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Alex Halderman stands to the right of three voting machines. He leans against the machine closest to him and smiles.
J. Alex Halderman poses with voting machines his team of student researchers easily hacked to spit out different results than what voters punch in. (Riley Beggin/bridgemi.com)

J. Alex Halderman, director of the Center for Computer Security and Society in the College of Engineering, will receive the President’s Award for National and State Leadership, which honors individuals who provide sustained, dedicated, and influential leadership and service in major national or state capacities.

Halderman, professor of computer science and engineering, focuses his research on computer security and privacy, emphasizing problems that broadly impact society and public policy. He is a noted election security expert and has worked to educate members of Congress about the need for election cybersecurity improvements.

President Mark Schlissel will present the award at a ceremony March 16 at the Ross School of Business. Learn more.