Institute Fellow Sharon Goldberg honored by N2Women

Sharon Goldberg, a computer science professor and Hariri Institute Faculty Fellow, was named to the 2017 list of “N2Women: Rising Stars in Networking and Communications.” 

Formerly known as “10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Watch,”  N2Women allows people around the world to submit one or more nominations for this list of women in computer networking and related research fields at the beginning of their careers, at most 10 years out from their PhD degree, who the nominators feel everyone should be aware of. The list aims for diversity in experience and in the area of networking/communications.

Goldberg was selected as an Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow in fall of 2012 and appointed as a Faculty Fellow in 2015. She joined Boston University’s Department of Computer Science in 2010. Her research focuses on the security and privacy of computer networks, combining formal techniques from cryptography and game theory with empire network data and large- scale simulations. She has served on working groups of the advisory council to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the security and reliability of telecommunications systems. Azer Bestavros, founding director of the Hariri Institute for Computing and professor of computer science at BU notes that Goldberg’s research has helped solidify ‘BU’s presence in cybersecurity.”