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Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award

Sinong WangAn electrical and computer engineering (ECE) student at The Ohio State University recently won the prestigious Kenneth C. Sevcik Outstanding Student Paper Award.

PhD student Sinong Wang attended the ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems.

Wang’s research, “Security Game with Non-additive Utilities and Multiple Attacker Resources” won best paper of the conference held at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign this summer.

The work is co-written with Ohio State ECE professor Ness Shroff, who said the award is prestigious and only given to one paper in the entire conference among all papers whose first author is a student.

"The award is an excellent recognition to the superb contribution in the area of computational game theory made by Wang," Shroff said. 

The event is the flagship conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community.

Wang is pursuing his PhD research in game theory, optimization and scheduling problems under the supervision of Shroff. 

“There has been significant interest in studying security games for modeling the interplay of attacks and defenses on various systems involving critical infrastructure, financial system security, political campaigns, and civil safeguarding,” Wang said.

One open question in this field, he said, involves the complexity of security games with multiple attacker resources and non-additive utilities.

“This work makes a first attempt and proposes a unified theoretical framework for such a general security game, which significantly extends the state-of-the-art of both the polynomiaål solvable and NP-hard class,” Wang said.

ACM SIGMETRICS International Conference on Measurement and Modeling of Computer Systems is the flagship conference of the ACM special interest group for the computer systems performance evaluation community with an extremely low acceptance rate (13.5% acceptance rate).