SPICE Professor Jean Camp Named IEEE Fellow


SPICE is proud to announce that Professor L.Jean Camp has been named an IEEE Fellow effective as of January 1, 2018. She is being recognized for her research in human-centered risk and security.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

A leading authority on information security, Professor Camp’s research is at the intersection of security and society, with a particular interest in security and economics. Her research  on improving information security in consumer-level, internet-connected devices has been supported by major awards from the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Department of Homeland Security; won corporate research support from Google, Cisco, Comcast, Microsoft, and Apple; and been sponsored by nonprofit organizations such as the American Registry for Internet Numbers.

Prof. Camp joined IU from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she was affiliated with the National Center for Digital Government, and served two terms as both the director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility and president of the International Financial Cryptography Association. She is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, two dozen book chapters, and two books on subjects such as security, privacy and trust.

She is also a leader on many of IU's graduate, Ph.D. and undergraduate courses on information security and serves as the director of the center for Security & Privacy in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (SPICE).

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Prof. Camp noted that the IEEE was the first professional organization she ever joined, proudly signing up as an undergraduate in electrical engineering.

“I read about the first Fellows of the IEEE during our introduction to professional engineering classes. I am now amazed, honored, and humbled by being counted among that number.  IEEE is an excellent organization, and home to some of the most wonderful mentors in the profession: Robert Powers, Vint Cerf, Dave Clark, and my advisors Marvin Sirbu and Doug Tygar. The staff at USA IEEE, Deborah Rudolph and  Bernadette Concepcion, made me very welcome as a graduate student volunteer, even reaching out and holding my then infant firstborn during meetings. I thank them all, and have so many more to whom I owe thanks.”

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.  The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.  If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org