IU VP for IT Brad Wheeler has announced that Von Welch will succeed Fred H. Cate as director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (touch for more >>)

Cate, Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law in the Maurer School of Law, is stepping down after serving as founding director for over 11 years. Welch has served as the center’s deputy director since early 2011. David G. Delaney, a visiting assistant professor in the IU Maurer School of Law, will become the center’s new deputy director. Cate said he will remain actively involved with the center, serving as a senior fellow going forward.

Welch has an extensive background in cybersecurity. Before joining IU, he was the founding co-director of the Cybersecurity Directorate at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, based at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign. He currently serves as director and principal investigator for the Center for Trustworthy Scientific Cyberinfrastructure, which provides cybersecurity assistance and guidance to projects funded by the National Science Foundation.

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