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Yoshi Kohno and Magda Balazinska Make ‘Five Hot Prospects’ List

YoshiMagdaWhen asked by Xconomy to name five young talents in the UW College of Engineering who are shaping the future of information technology, biotechnology, and clean technology, UW Dean of Engineering Matt O’Donnell’s list included UW CSE’s Yoshi Kohno and Magda Balazinska.  Yoshi’s cybersecurity research has a number of potential applications, including helping people find stolen laptop computers, and protecting wireless signals given off by implantable medical devices.  Magda’s research focuses on the use of the databases for science in cloud computing environments.

In his haste and myopia (the poor guy is a bioengineer), Matt neglected to note the many other equally extraordinary young faculty in CSE; take a look here.

Read the full Xconomy article here.

April 13, 2009