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Fred Schneider

Dr. Fred Schneider

Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science
Cornell University

Chair of the Forum on Cyber Resilience, is Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University and has been chair of the Department since July 2014. He joined Cornell's faculty in Fall 1978, having completed a Ph.D. at Stony Brook University and a B.S. in Engineering at Cornell in 1975. Schneider's research has focused on various aspects of trustworthy systems—systems that will perform as expected, despite failures and attacks. Schneider was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the Association of Computing Machinery (1995), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2008). He was named Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromso (Norway) in 1996 and was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2003 for his work in computer dependability and security. He received the 2012 IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for "contributions to trustworthy computing through novel approaches to security, fault-tolerance and formal methods for concurrent and distributed systems". The U.S. National Academy of Engineering elected Schneider to membership in 2011, and the Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi (Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences) named him a foreign member in 2010. He is currently a member of the National Academies Naval Studies Board and the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. In 2007, Schneider was elected to the board of directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA).