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Fred Schneider
    Cornell University

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Bio:   Fred B. SCHNEIDER is a professor at Cornell's Computer Science Department and director of the AFRL/Cornell Information Assurance Instutute.

Schneider has a B.S. from Cornell, an M.S. and Ph.D. ('78) from SUNY Stony Brook, and a D.Sc. [honoris causa] from the Univ of Newcastle upon Tyne ('03). He is a fellow of AAAS and ACM, and was named Professor-at-Large at University of Tromso (Norway) in 1996.

Schneider is author of the graduate text "On Concurrent Programming", and is co-author (with David Gries) of the undergraduate text "A Logical Approach to Discrete Math". In addition to chairing the National Research Council's study committee on information systems trustworthiness and editing "Trust in Cyberspace", Schneider is co-managing editor of Springer-Verlag's Texts and Monographs in Computer Science, associate editor-in-chief of "IEEE Security and Privacy", and serves on several other journal editorial boards.

A member of industrial technical advisory boards for FAST ASA, CIGITAL, and Fortify, Schneider cochairs Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board. Schneider also serves on the NSF CISE Advisory Board and the National Research Council's CSTB. He was founding chief scientist of New York State's Griffiss Institute cybersecurity consortium and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and as its Science Advisor.

Schneider's research concerns problems associated with making distributed and concurrent systems trustworthy. His early work was in formal methods and methodologies for concurrent programming and in protocols for fault-tolerance. More recently, his attention has turned to topics in computer security.