Professor Jaideep Vaidya elevated to IEEE Fellow

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) named Professor and Management Science and Information Systems (MSIS) Department Vice Chair Jaideep Vaidya a Fellow for contributions to privacy protection in data analytics and access control management.

The IEEE announcement states, "The Board of Directors confers the title of Fellow upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, who has . . . contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society."

Professor Jaideep Vaidya
Professor Jaideep Vaidya

"It is a great honor to join the ranks of IEEE Fellows, scientists who have made lasting contributions to science and technology," said Professor Vaidya. "Many of my personal heroes and my mentors in the field are IEEE fellows. It is immensely satisfying to know that the value of my contributions is formally recognized by the premier professional organization in my field of research."

In 2021, 282 IEEE members were elevated to Fellow, out of which only 51 were IEEE CS members.  The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession.

According to IEEE, "Dr. Vaidya has pioneered the development of technologies for privacy-protecting analytics, and is a leader in the area of automatic policy configuration, policy management, and data sharing."

Professor Vaidya's general area of research is in data mining, data management, security, and privacy. He has published over 190 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, with over 10,000 citations.   Vaidya has received several best paper awards from premier conferences in data mining, databases, digital government, security, and informatics.

Last summer, Vaidya led a multi-disciplinary team of Rutgers professors to develop the COVID Nearby app that allows individuals to report coronavirus symptoms with privacy assurance.

He has also received the NSF Career Award, the Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence, and the Junior Faculty Research Award from Rutgers Business School. He is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and he has been recognized as an ACM Distinguished Scientist.

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