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Published: Aug 22, 2012 2:00:00 PM
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Drew Hamilton, director of Auburn University’s Cyber Research Center and faculty member in computer science and software engineering, has been awarded a $122,000 National Science Foundation grant to support the center’s Scholarship for Service program (SFS) and assist Western New Mexico University in establishing a digital forensics academy.
The award brings Auburn's total funding for the SFS program to $5.3 million since an initial grant in 2005. Computer science and software engineering students received more than $90,000 in scholarship funds from SFS to conduct research in information assurance this semester.
Auburn is a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in both information assurance education and research. The university’s outreach activities in Huntsville and Montgomery allow SFS scholarship recipients opportunities to work with federal agencies and complete federally recognized certificate programs. Hamilton was elected by principal investigators from more than 48 universities to serve as the principal investigator representative on the Interagency Coordinating Council, which oversees the SFS program nationally.
More information about the SFS program at Auburn University may be found at www.eng.auburn.edu/users/hamilton/security/SFS/