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Making mobile computing more secure

August 18, 2010

Arizona State University computer scientist and engineer Gail-Joon Ahn is leading research to improve security for users of mobile computing devices, work that is attracting interest from technology industries.

Ahn is an associate professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

His team’s endeavors to protect mobile computer users against fraud, identity theft and privacy violations are the basis for a research program being launched by the intellectual property company Open Invention Network (OIN) through Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), ASU’s official technology transfer office.

The effort is aimed at making significant advances in identity management technology for mobile devices.

The project goal is detailed in an announcement from OIN and ASU, and has been further publicized by Marketwatch, Marketwire, Earthtimes, Yahoo financial news and Business Insider, and other business and technology news outlets.