As announced on the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence website:
December 22, 2013
CSAIL Principal Investigator Srini Devadas and three former students have been selected as the 2014 winners of the Most Influential Paper Award at a prestigious systems research conference.
Devadas, Edward Suh, Jae W. Lee, and David Zhang will be honored at next March’s Nineteenth International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS), held in Utah.
The award is given annually to an ASPLOS paper from at least 10 years ago. The CSAIL team’s 2004 paper, “Secure Program Execution Via Dynamic Information Flow Tracking,” proposed a new approach to protecting against malware attacks that provides stronger security for programs that are traditionally more vulnerable. See this paper.
ASPLOS is the premier forum for multidisciplinary systems research spanning computer architecture and hardware, programming languages and compilers, operating systems and networking, as well as applications and user interfaces.
Devadas is the Edwin Sibley Webster Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and belongs to the Computation Structures Group. His research interests include computer architecture, computer security, VLSI design, computer-aided design, hardware validation, network router hardware, and computational biology. Read more about Devadas’ work.