Feigenbaum Named IEEE Fellow

Departments: Computer Science

Joan Feigenbaum, the Grace Murray Hopper Professor of Computer Science, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

IEEE cited Feigenbaum's contributions "to trust-management systems and Internet algorithmics."

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

Feigenbaum, who also holds a secondary appointment in Yale's Department of Economics, joined the Yale faculty in 2000. She received her B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Prior to Yale, she was with AT&T, where she participated broadly in the company's Information-Sciences research agenda (e.g., by creating a research group in Algorithms and Distributed Data, of which she served as its manager).

Feigenbaum's research interests include security, privacy, anonymity, and accountability; Internet algorithmics; and computational complexity. While at Yale, she has been a principal in several high-profile activities, including the DHS-funded Pri-Fi Project, the DARPA-funded DISSENT project, and the NSF-funded PORTIA project.

In addition to being named an IEEE Fellow, Feigenbaum is a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), a Connecticut Technology Council Woman of Innovation, an Amazon Scholar, and a winner of the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy Test of Time award.