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ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award

November 1, 2013

United States – 2011

Stephanie Forrest has contributed significantly to two areas: cyber security and biology. Her original contributions have introduced entirely new ways of looking at problems and solutions in these fields, in part by making explicit linkages between them. Starting in 1995, she began to write about how systems could develop a “sense of self” to detect anomalous and malicious behavior. The work expanded to eventually encompass a set of results in building “artificial immune systems” for computers and networks that led to commercial products and major government initiatives. Meanwhile, she was also conducting research into how biological immune systems work as compared to computational systems. That research resulted in new models of immunology, including new approaches to vaccine design and… Read More