Alumnus earns national award for work in blockchain, game theory in cyber security

Accomplishments, Alumni

Charles Kamhoua M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’11, an alumnus from FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing, recently won the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE-USA) Harry Diamond Memorial Award. The honor recognizes U.S. government individuals “for contribution and leadership in the area of blockchain and game theory for cybersecurity while in U.S. government service.” 

Kamhoua is currently a senior electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory. Kamhoua earned a bachelor’s in electronics from the University of Douala in Cameroon, a country in west-central Africa. He received his master’s degree in telecommunication and networking and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, both from FIU. 

“Dr. Kamhoua’s research record in blockchain and game theory for cybersecurity is exemplary,” said Sachin Shetty, professor at Old Dominion University, who has collaborated on several projects with Kamhoua. “His leadership and partnership with industry and academia has resulted in solutions that address complex cybersecurity challenges in the battlefield and commercial sector.” 

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