Fred B. Schneider

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Fred B. Schneider
Born (1953-12-07) December 7, 1953 (age 60)
Nationality American
Fields Computer science
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater Stony Brook University
Doctoral advisor Arthur Jay Bernstein
Doctoral students Kevin Hamlen
Rick Schlichting
Scott Stoller
Notable awards IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award (2012)

Fred Barry Schneider (born December 7, 1953[1]) is an American computer scientist, based at Cornell University, New York, USA, where he is the Samuel B. Eckert Professor of Computer Science.[2][3] He has published extensively.[4] His research is in the area of concurrent and distributed systems for high-integrity and mission-critical applications.

Schneider received a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Cornell University in 1975 followed by a Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. In Fall 1978, he joined the faculty at Cornell University.

He has been editor-in-chief of Distributed Computing and associate editor-in-chief of IEEE Security and Privacy. He has also edited ACM Computing Surveys, High Integrity Systems, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and Information Processing Letters.

Schneider is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1992), the Association for Computing Machinery (1995), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2008).

In 1996, Schneider was named Professor-at-Large at the University of Tromso, Norway.[5] In 2003, he was awarded an honorary DSc degree by the University of Newcastle in the United Kingdom.[6]

He has been named as the recipient of the IEEE Emanuel R. Piore Award for 2012.



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