Stefan Savage awarded $625,000 from MacArthur Foundation for unorthodox approach to cybersecurity
UC San Diego computer science professor Stefan Savage and his students and collaborators have hacked into cars remotely to point out security vulnerabilities. They’ve tracked the financial transactions responsible for funding email spam campaigns and botnets around the world. And they’ve found ways to pinpoint the source of attacks that cripple the internet and large websites such as Amazon and Facebook. Savage has now been named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Better known as the “genius” award, the prestigious fellowship awards a total of $625,000 to each recipient over five years.
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