Dr. Mikhail Atallah is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy) at Purdue University. He received his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from American University in Beirut and M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE. In 2012, he was the recipient of Purdue's Outstanding Commercialization Award. In 1999, he was selected as one of the best teachers in the history of Purdue and included in Purdue's Book of Great Teachers. In 2016, he received the Sigma Xi Faculty Research Award. Dr. Atallah received the 2017 Arden L. Bement, Jr. Award, Purdue's most prestigious award in pure and applied science and engineering. He is a co-founder of Arxan Technologies, Inc. Dr. Atallah's current research interests are primarily in information security and include algorithms, parallel computation, and computational geometry.