Marianne Winslett has been a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois since 1987. She returned to the US in 2013 after four years as the director of Illinois's research center in Singapore, the Advanced Digital Sciences Center. She is an ACM Fellow and the recipient of a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the US National Science Foundation. She is the former vice-chair of ACM SIGMOD and the co-editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on the Web, and has served on the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Information and Systems Security, the Very Large Data Bases Journal, and ACM Transactions on the Web. She has received two best paper awards for research on managing regulatory compliance data (VLDB, SSS), one best paper award for research on analyzing browser extensions to detect security vulnerabilities (USENIX Security), and one for keyword search (ICDE). Her PhD is from Stanford University.
Professor Winslett's background in information management and security is critical to the success of the ARI project recently awarded by the Department of Homeland Security, Manufacturing Sector Resilience through Digital Threads. Professor Winslett brings a wealth of understanding to the complex problem of designing, developing, testing, and deploying a secure, trustworthy architecture for the manufacturing sector's digital threads.