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June 25, 2000
Dr. Aviel D. Rubin http://www.avirubin.com/
is Professor of Computer Science and Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Rubin was a research scientist at AT&T Labs. Rubin is author of several books including Firewalls and Internet Security, second edition (with Bill Cheswick and Steve Bellovin, Addison Wesley, 2003), White-Hat Security Arsenal (Addison Wesley, 2001), and Web Security Sourcebook (with Dan Geer and Marcus Ranum, John Wiley & Sons, 1997). He is Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Associate Editor of IEEE Security & Privacy, and an Advisory Board member of Springer's Information Security and Cryptography Book Series. Rubin serves on the board of directors of the USENIX Association and on the DARPA Information Science and Technology Study Group. He is co-author of a report showing security flaws in a widely used electronic voting system that focused a national spotlight on the issue. Rubin also co-authored an analysis of the governments planned SERVE system for Internet voting for military and overseas civilians, which led to the cancellation of that dangerous project. In January, 2004 Baltimore Magazine name Rubin a Baltimorean of the Year for his work in safeguarding the integrity of our election process, and he is also the recipient of the 2004 Electronic Frontiers Foundation Pioneer Award. Rubin has a B.S, ('89), M.S.E ('91), and Ph.D. ('94) from the University of Michigan.

Rubin's detailed vita can be found at http://avirubin.com/vita.html.

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