Mason’s Sushil Jajodia named an ACM Fellow

George Mason University’s Sushil Jajodia has been named a Fellow by the Association for Computing Machinery
George Mason University’s Sushil Jajodia. Photo by Creative Services

George Mason University’s Sushil Jajodia is among the 70 researchers named as Fellows by the Association for Computing Machinery.

The ACM Fellows program recognizes the top 1% of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.

The association recognizes the contributions of professionals in the advancement of algorithms, computer science education, cryptography, data security and privacy, medical informatics, and mobile and networked systems other technological fields of use every day.

Jajodia, a University Professor and the director of Center for Secure Information Systems within the College of Engineering and Computing, was specifically cited for his contributions to cybersecurity, data protection and privacy.

Jajodia's research interests include security, privacy, databases, and distributed systems. He has authored or coauthored seven books, edited 53 books and conference proceedings, and published more than 500 technical papers in the refereed journals and conference proceedings. Five of his books have been translated in Chinese. 

He is also a holder of 25 patents. His current research sponsors are the Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), National Security Agency (NSA), National Science Foundation (NSF), Knowledge Based Systems Inc., and Intelligent Automation Inc.

“I am honored to be named as an ACM Fellow,” Jajodia said. “Fellows are nominated by their peers, and nominations are reviewed by a distinguished committee. As an academician, it is extremely satisfying to have my work recognized in this way.”

“Computing professionals have brought about leapfrog advances in how we live, work, and play,” ACM President Gabriele Kotsis. “New technologies are the result of skillfully combining the individual contributions of numerous men and women, often building upon diverse contributions that have emerged over decades. But technological progress would not be possible without the essential building blocks of individual contributors."

The accolade is the latest for Jajodia, who was previously named a Fellow of the International Federation for Information Processing in December because of his “unparalleled technical contributions to cybersecurity.”

The 2021 ACM Fellows represent universities, corporations, and research centers in Belgium, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, and the United States. Additional information about the 2021 ACM Fellows on the ACM Fellows website