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Queen’s cybersecurity expert Professor Máire O’Neill wins prestigious Blavatnik Award

  • Queen's University's Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a $30,000 prize in the second annual Blavatnik Awards. These awards support exceptional young scientists and engineers under the age of 42.

    Professor Máire O’Neill has been awarded a finalist title in the Physical Sciences and Engineering category of the latest Blavatnik Awards, an award that comes with a $30,000 US prize and recognises her world-class reputation for research and invention in the field of hardware security.

    Professor O'Neill is the Principal Investigator at the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queens University Belfast, and has done ground-breaking work in developing attack-resistent computer hardware platforms and chip designs. She also has the honour of being the youngest engineering professor in Queen’s University history, the youngest Irish Academy of Engineering fellow, and a former UK Female Inventor of the Year.

    "My research seeks to provide practical and effective hardware security solutions that meet the real-time computation and resource-constrained requirements of ICT systems, services and applications… it is an honour to be recognised by the Blavatnik Family Foundation for my work in hardware security," commented, Professor O’Neill.

    Our congratulations go out to Professor O’Neill!

    SOURCE: Queens University Belfast

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