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Professor Brumley Receives Early Career Award From National Science Foundation

March 30, 2010

Carnegie Mellon University's David Brumley has received the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, its most prestigious award for junior faculty.

Brumley, 35, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Computer Science, received a five-year, $521,494 award to develop a system that will track and eliminate annoying software bugs.

"Software is riddled with bugs. Most of these bugs are unimportant for security, while a few allow hackers to take control of a computer," Brumley said. "The goal of this research is to find the exploitable bugs so that they can be fixed first before they can be used by hackers."

The research will investigate novel techniques, approaches, and algorithms for finding exploitable bugs. Continue to the Carnegie Mellon press release.

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