SAE International to Honor Krishnan and Weimerskirch with the Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 15, 2013 - Dr. Hariharan Krishnan of General Motors and Dr. André Weimerskirch of  ESCRYPT have won the SAE International Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award for their paper titled, “Verify-on-Demand - A Practical and Scalable Approach for Broadcast Authentication in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication.” The two will receive the award during the Awards Ceremony at the SAE 2013 World Congress in Detroit. The Awards Ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in Cobo Center.

Established in 1976, this annual award recognizes the author(s) of the best paper relating to automotive electronics engineering presented at a meeting of the Society or any of its sections, or it may recognize an individual for distinguished accomplishment in automotive electronics engineering.

Dr. Krishnan is a GM Technical Fellow in the Electrical & Controls Systems Research Laboratory at the General Motors Global R&D. His current research is focused on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications based on dedicated short range communications (DSRC). He is a Principal Investigator on the V2V Safety Driver Acceptance Clinics Project (2010-2013), and the V2V Safety Light Vehicle Support for Model Deployment Project (2011-2014), both conducted by the Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership Vehicle Safety Communications 3 Consortium (CAMP VSC3). Prior to joining GM in January 2001, he was an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, Singapore from January 1993 to December 2000. He received his Ph.D from the University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor in 1992.. He has more than 84 publications in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings, and his research publications have been cited more than 600 times by other journal articles included in the Science Citation Index.

Dr. Weimerskirch is CEO of ESCRYPT Inc. and is in charge of the international activities of ESCRYPT. Previously, Dr. Weimerskirch was with several renowned companies in the areas of research, development, and consulting including Accenture, Deutsche Post, Philips Research, and Sun Labs.    He is an internationally known expert in the area of embedded, industrial and vehicle data security and privacy. He is a main actor in the definition of the vehicle-to-vehicle communication security and privacy mechanisms both in the United States and Europe. He is very active in the area of secure automotive infotainment systems and secure computing platforms. And, he also has led several national and international projects in the area of data security and published numerous articles. Dr. Weimerskirch received his Master of Science in computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a PhD from Ruhr-University of Bochum in the area of applied data security.

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