Karthik Raman receives Cisco Information Assurance Scholarship

Karthic RamanNorwich University student Karthik Raman has been chosen to receive the prestigious 2005 Cisco Systems Information Assurance Scholarship. Raman, a junior from Chennai, India, is majoring in computer science and information assurance with a triple minor in computer forensics, engineering science, and mathematics.

Cisco Systems is a worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Since being founded in 1984 by a small group of scientists from Stanford University, Cisco has gained a reputation for being a leader in the development of the Internet-based networking technologies. Today, with more than 34,000 employees worldwide, Cisco creates hardware, software, and offers various services to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction, and strengthen competitive advantage.

Each year, Cisco Systems awards Information Assurance Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 to deserving graduate and undergraduate college students who are making a significant contribution in the field of information assurance. This year, four scholarships have been awarded for the fall semester, and four more will be awarded in the spring of 2006.

Raman was awarded his scholarship based on an essay he wrote about an independent study project for Norwich Professor Mich Kabay on network-attack sonorization (intrusion detection in information assurance), and extra-curricular activities at Norwich that relate to information assurance.

"I am delighted to be one of four students worldwide to win this scholarship," Raman said. "I'm proud to represent Norwich through this award."

Raman said that, after graduating from Norwich University, he will pursue a masters and then a doctorate in computer science with a focus on information assurance.

"Then I would like to work as an information assurance researcher in industry and academia," Raman said.