Boston Global Forum has honored Associate Professor Seny Kamara of Brown University's Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) as an emerging thought leader and also given him a shared platform to continue his work on a global level by awarding him a Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellowship. Boston Global Forum is an independent organization founded to bring together experts from around the globe to participate in open public forums to discuss and illuminate the most critical issues affecting the world at large. Their principal mission is to provide an interactive and collaborative world forum for identifying and developing action-based solutions to our most profound problems.
The Fellowship Program aims to recognize rising stars and future world leaders in different fields, and to enrich their leadership capability. The program is highly selective, and Seny, selected for his potential for leadership and his commitment to global peace contribution, was chosen as one of just four fellows this year.
Seny's work focuses on designing and analyzing cryptographic algorithms, protocols and systems; often motivated by privacy issues in cloud computing, surveillance and databases. He joins Dinesh Bharadia, a researcher in networks and wireless communication; Ryan Maness, an expert in international security; and Mario Macilau, a photographer and educator.