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Bridge Professor Susan Landau recognized by The National Academies

Bridge Professor Susan Landau was named a National Associate by the Council of the National Academy of Sciences

Tufts University Bridge Professor Susan Landau, who holds appointments in both The Fletcher School and the Department of Computer Science, was recently designated a National Associate by the Council of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her extraordinary service to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The National Associate designation formally recognizes experts who have made outstanding contributions to the National Academies' work while serving on study and oversight committees of the National Academies and as reviewers of reports. The National Academies credit experts like Landau with making possible their crucial work in advising the government and the public on matters of science, technology, and health.

Asked what this appointment means to her and her teaching Tufts, Professor Landau said, "My connection with the Academies has really informed my thinking about cyber policy, and that knowledge is reflected in the readings in my courses, the people we invite to speak, what our students learn. The National Associate appointment is a way of strengthening those ties—as well as an honor."

Professor Landau works at the intersection of cyber security, national security, law, and policy. Beginning in fall of 2020, she will lead the newly designed, joint-degree program between The Fletcher School and Tufts School of Engineering, a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy. Applications to join the class in fall of 2020 are open until March 15, 2020. Apply here

Landau is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Computing Machinery, and a member of the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame.