School of Information alumnus Jens Grossklags (Ph.D. 2009), now an assistant professor at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, is the first recipient of Penn State’s Haile Family Early Career Professorship in Information Sciences and Technology.
Grossklags is a member of Penn State’s Security and Risk Analysis program, on the steering committee of the Center for the Study of Global Financial Stability, and a faculty fellow of the Institute for CyberScience. Grossklags studies information privacy, security, technology policy, and networked interactions from a theoretical and practical perspective; his research focuses on current and future markets for personal and corporate information and how to improve the design of the underlying security infrastructure.
“It’s a great honor to be selected for this new endowed professorship,” Grossklags said. “The funds and recognition enable new opportunities for my research group, and are a gift that keeps on giving for the college in future years.”
The Haile Family Professorship was created to allow young faculty to direct initial energies to the classroom, establishing a commitment to teaching; provide start-up funds for new areas of research and teaching laboratories; and offer early recognition for outstanding accomplishments. The endowed profesorship was funded by Donald Haile, a member of the College of Information Sciences and Technology advisory board, and his wife, Mary.