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University of Kentucky Professor Receives Prestigious 2014 IEEE-USA Award

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — Sherali Zeadally, associate professor in Information and Communication Technology at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information has been selected  for the 2014 IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award “for sustained, outstanding professional activities to promote education and research in the field of computer networking and information security” by IEEE-USA, The American Unit of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology.  

IEEE-USA was created in 1973 to support the career and public policy interests of IEEE's U.S. members.  IEEE-USA's mission is to recommend policies and implement programs specifically intended to serve and benefit the members, the profession, and the public in the United States in appropriate professional areas of economic, ethical, legislative, social and technology policy concern.

Zeadally will receive the national award at the IEEE-USA Awards Ceremony which will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the IEEE-USA Annual Meeting in May 2015.  

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award as one of my national accomplishments recognizing my contributions to research, teaching, and professional services in the areas of computer networking and information security over the last two decades both nationally and internationally,” Zeadally said, “and I am delighted to be recognized by IEEE for my work.”

Zeadally’s research activities span areas including computer networking (currently focusing on vehicular networking, energy-efficient networking, Internet of Things, etc.) and information security (in particular end-to-end security issues, cybersecurity, and privacy). To date, Zeadally has published more than 225 peer-reviewed technical publications including more than 117 peer-reviewed journal papers in prestigious engineering and computing international journals. Over the years, he has received several Outstanding Research Awards, Excellence in Teaching Awards, Distinguished Service Awards, and numerous prestigious national and international competitive fellowships. More information can be found on his web page at:

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