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. Download Full Image

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">">announcement from OIN and ASU, and has been further publicized by Marketwatch">, Marketwire">, Earthtimes">,142527..., Yahoo"> financial news and Business"> Insider, and other business and technology news outlets.

Joe Kullman

Science writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering


‘Arizona Republic’ quotes C. Hessick on expedited appeal

August 18, 2010

An article in the July 29 edition of The Arizona Republic, in which legal experts discussed alternatives to settling Arizona’s dispute with the federal government over the state’s new immigration law, included comments from Associate Professor Carissa">">C... Byrne Hessick.

In the article, “Arizona will file expedited appeal to lift SB 1070,” by reporters Craig Harris, Alia Rau and Ginger Rough, Hessick said a ruling by the three-member appellate panel on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit could be appealed to a larger group of justices in the circuit.

She said that it is rare in most appeals courts, but the 9th Circuit has been more willing to do it. Such a ruling could then be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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