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February 28, 2011

Williams Receives 2010 IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award

Dr. Laurie Williams, associate professor of computer science at NC State University, has received a 2010 IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Award to support her research proposal titled “On Educational Materials for Secure and Privacy-Preserving Development of Healthcare IT Electronic Health Records Applications.” The award is valued at $10,000.

Abstract: Electronic health record (EHR) applications present software developers challenges for implementing secure and privacy-preserving applications. EHR applications are an attractive target for attackers due to the sensitivity and value of patient data. We propose to develop teaching materials, which can be used to educate students and software developers about important considerations and techniques for the development of these applications.
IBM Smarter Planet Innovation Faculty Awards are highly competitive and recognize the quality of Dr. Williams’ program and its importance to the industry. The award was given “in recognition of Dr. Williams’ forward-thinking approach to preparing the next generation of students with the skills they need to compete as 21st century leaders.”
IBM is a valued Super ePartner with the department and is actively collaborating with our faculty and students on numerous programs and initiatives. NC State University is one of IBM’s top suppliers of new graduate talent, worldwide.
For more information on Dr. Williams, click here.


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