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SIS Assistant Professor Receives Google Research Award

March 1, 2012

Charlotte, NC

UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics today announced that Dr. Mohamed Shehab, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems, has been selected to receive a Google Research Award.

 Dr. Shehab received $55,000 for his research proposal, "Third Party Application Policy Management in Social Networks". The project will investigate policy management mechanisms, to provide recommendations to aid users when deciding on privacy policies related to social network applications. The proposed policy recommendation mechanisms will be developed and integrated in current state of the art authorization architectures.

The Google Research Awards program is aimed at identifying and supporting world-class, full-time faculty, pursuing research in areas of mutual interest with Google.

About The College of Computing and Informatics
The College of Computing and Informatics provides academic programs in computer science, software and information systems, information technology, and bioinformatics. It is also the home to leading research centers and institutes, including the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Charlotte Visualization Center, the Complex Systems Institute, the Diversity in Information Technology Institute, and the Software Solutions Lab. Research grant awards for 2009-2010 totaled nearly $9 million.

About UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research institution. With an enrollment ranking it fourth among the 17 schools in the UNC system, it is the largest public university in the greater Charlotte metropolitan region. A doctoral institution, UNC Charlotte serves the region through applied research, knowledge transfer, and engaged community service. Fall 2010 enrollment exceeded 25,000, including 5,450 graduate students enrolled in one of the University’s comprehensive doctoral or master’s programs.

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