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Picture of Jared Smith at the CSAW 2018 Cybersecurity Games

EECS Professor and Student are Winners at CSAW 2018, the World’s Biggest Student-led Cybersecurity Games

Max Schuchard, EECS Assistant Professor in Computer Science, and Jared Smith, EECS Computer Science PhD student, have won first place in the Applied Research Competition at CSAW, the largest student-led cybersecurity competition in the world, now in its 15th year.

The duo took first place for their presentation of their paper “Routing Around Congestion: Defeating DDoS Attacks and Adverse Network Conditions via Reactive BGP Routing.”

Long recognized as the premier showcase for young security researchers whose work has already appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences, the Applied Research Competition requires a poster and one student to present the research to a panel of judges.

This competition assesses the top scholarly security research from the previous year. With eligibility limited to previously published papers or camera-ready papers, this competition has a reputation for drawing some of the best security research worldwide.