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June 07, 2005

Breaux Wins Prestigious Cisco Scholarship

Photo of Travis BreauxCongratulations to Travis Breaux (CSC Ph.D. Student) for being awarded the Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship for the Fall 2005 semester, valued at $2,500. He is one of just four students in the country selected to receive the scholarship this semester. His application was selected based on the originality of the ideas posed in his essay along with his breadth of knowledge in the IA field.

Breaux credits the research and recognition of his PhD advisor, Dr. Annie Antón, as a significant factor in his decision to enter the graduate program at NC State. He serves as an Associate Collaborator for the, chaired by Antón. He recently presented the paper "Deriving Semantic Models from Privacy Policies" co-authored with Antón, at the IEEE 6th International Workshop on Policies and Distributed Systems in Stockholm, Sweden. In August he will present another paper entitled, “Analyzing Goal Semantics for Rights, Permissions, and Obligations,” at the 13th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference in Paris, France. Breaux also serves as President of the Computer Science Graduate Student Association, a student organization which represents the interests of the more than 380 graduate students in the department of computer science at NCSU. For more information on Breaux’ impressive work, visit his personal web site at

Since this prestigious national scholarship program was launched in 2003, Cisco Systems has awarded eight IA scholarships annually. Breaux becomes the fourth recipient of the award from the department of computer science at NC State. In fact, 20% of all awards distributed from the program have gone to NC State students.

Our three previous winners are:

Graduate Students:

  • Qingfeng He (Spring 2005)
Undergraduate Students:
  • Matthew Vail (Fall 2004)
  • Neha Jain (Fall 2003)
For more information on this scholarship program, see:

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