Senior Professor Willy Susilo was recently recognised as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to cloud computing security

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is a professional association for electronic engineering and electrical engineering, and is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest.

IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.

Senior Professor Susilo obtained his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Universitas Surabaya, Indonesia with a “Summa Cum Laude” predicate. He received his Master and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from UOW.

His main research interest include cryptography and cyber security. He is the Editor in Chief of the Computers Standards and Interface (Elsevier) and Information (MDPI) journal and has served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions in Information Forensics and Computing, and he is currently serving as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions in Dependable and Secure Computing.

He has published more than 500 research papers in journals and conference proceedings in cryptography and network security and has served as the program committee member in dozens of international conferences.

In 2016, he was awarded the UOW’s Researcher of the Year and, in 2019, the Supervisor of the Year award. In 2020, he received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Global Strategy for his contribution to the University’s internationalisation and global strategy.

He is also the Director of the Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology (iC2) and received this fellowship in recognition of his contributions to cloud computing security.

IEEE President and CEO Susan K. Land said “recognising the achievements of its members is an important part of the mission of the IEEE”.

“Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow,” she said.

“Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.”

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Professor Willy Susilo was one of two University of Wollongong (UOW) academics named as Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for their research work, with Professor Shujun Zhang from the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, also receiving this honour. Read more.