As our doctoral students develop expertise and establish themselves in their research areas, a significant marker of achievement is to be invited to review papers for leading conferences. A premier forum for computer security and electronic privacy, the 38th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (IEEE S+P), will be held from May 22-24, 2017, and two students from Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) have received the honor of being chosen for the Student Program Committee. Esha Ghosh is a PhD candidate advised by Professor Roberto Tamassia, and Tarik Moataz is a visiting student working with Associate Professor Seny Kamara.
"I'm very excited," Esha says, "to be part of the student PC for one of the top security conferences, which attracts submissions for a wide range of security topics. I think it will be a great learning experience for me and I'm looking forward to it."
Working remotely with their fellow committee members, Esha and Tarik will spend much of November and December participating in a rigorous peer review of submitted papers, assisting the Senior Program Committee, which consists of research leaders from academia and industry labs. Afterward, they'll attend a meeting of their own committee in New York in January. The assignment, which entrusts Esha and Tarik with the important responsibility of assessing the scholarly value and merit of new work in their discipline, places them in an elite group of highly visible young computer scientists.