SPIES Research Wins High School Student Accolades

Dr. Saxena and Maliheh Shirvanian of the SPIES research group worked with high school student Summer Vo on security research this past year. Vo won third place at the 2017 Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF) in the Computer Science and Mathematics category and was awarded the INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Outstanding Achievement.

Summer VoSummer Vo, a high school student from the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA),  who worked with Dr. Saxena and Maliheh Shirvanian on security research this past entire year, won the third place at the 2017 Central Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CARSEF) in the Computer Science and Mathematics category.  At the same competition, she was awarded the INTEL Excellence in Computer Science Outstanding Achievement. 

Summer is joining the MIT EECS program this Fall, majoring in Computer Science.

Congratulations on all round great achievements!


The SPIES research group, led by Prof. Nitesh Saxena, in the Computer and Information Sciences Department conducts research on multitude of topics related to the security and privacy of “emerging” systems or paradigms.

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