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Alisha Saxena to represent Central Puget Sound at 2014 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

Alisha-Saxena-cropAlisha Saxena, a senior from Interlake High School, was named the First Runner-Up in the 2014 Central Sound Regional Science & Engineering Fair. Alisha’s project, “Analyzing and Preventing Quick Response Code Based Malware and Phishing Attacks for Smartphones,” was conducted in UW CSE’s Security and Privacy Research Laboratory, where she has been mentored by Ph.D. student Franzi Roesner and professor Yoshi Kohno.

In addition to being named First Runner-Up, Alisha also won first place in the Computer Science category and the Intel Excellence in Computer Science award.  We reported in December on Alisha’s recognition as a Winner in the 2014 National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.

Alisha and the Grand Champion – Meera Srinivasan, a junior at Interlake High School – will receive an all-expense-paid trip to represent the Central Puget Sound region at the 2014 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in Los Angeles this May.

Congratulations, Alisha!