Published: Apr 2, 2015 3:00:00 PM
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Anthony Skjellum, director of the Auburn University Cyber Research Center, has been admitted to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences’ (AAFS) Digital & Multimedia Sciences section. He joins a group of only 50 peers from across the nation as an associate member.
"Membership in the AAFS is a great way for my students and I to connect with the broader community of scholars and practitioners in digital forensics,” Skjellum said. “Digital forensics is a key component of cyber, and I am confident that my opportunity to participate directly in AAFS's scholarly activities will help us advance our techniques, practice and research in digital forensics."
Skjellum has also been named a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.
"It is humbling to be designated as an ACM senior member,” he said. “It opens additional avenues for service to the profession, and speaks to the great students and collaborators with whom I've been able to study and publish during the past 25 years."
Skjellum, who is also the COLSA cyber security and information assurance professor in Auburn’s Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, will integrate his memberships in the cyber and forensic science communities into advancing the mission of the Auburn Cyber Research Center. The center brings together cutting-edge engineering technology and research to develop innovative methods of protecting the nation’s cyber security by creating solutions to cyber challenges, useful intellectual property, designs for novel and useful engineering prototypes and technology spin-offs and licensable artifacts.