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National Security Agency Research Directorate

The NSA Research Directorate is one of the most established research organizations in the U.S. Intelligence Community. As a world leader in science and technology, Research engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines. The ISEF Special Awards recognize exceptional research that demonstrates world-class skills in mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, physics, and neuroscience while promoting research that can assure and protect cyberspace.
Why We Participate: 
The NSA Research Directorate participates in ISEF to encourage more students to join a growing multi-disciplinary and collaborative community of scientists and cybersecurity professionals. In an increasingly interconnected world, NSA’s Science of Security and Privacy Initiative encourages aspiring researchers to utilize scientifically rigorous approaches for the advancement of cybersecurity.
Current Awards Offered: 
First Place Award "Mathematics" $1,500
First Place Award "Material Science" $1,000
First Place Award "Cyber Pioneer" of $1000
First Place Award "Science of Security" of $3,000
Second Place Award "Science Security" of $1,000
Second Place Award "Mathematics"$750
Second Place Award "Cyber Pioneer" of $1000
Honorable Mention "Cyber Pioneer"
Honorable Mention "Material Science"
Honorable Mention "Science of Security"
Honorable Mention Mathematics
Previous Award Winners
First Place Award "Mathematics" $1,500
Bryan Dev Gopal
First Place Award "Physical Science" $1000
Sharmi Shah
First Place Award "Future of Computing" of $1,000
Swagat Bhattacharyya
First Place Award "Science of Security" of $3,000
Vivek Bhupatiraju
Second Place Award "Science Security" of $1,000
Deepti Vaidyanathan
Second Place Award "Science Security" of $1,000
Divya Amirtharaj
Second Place Award "Mathematics"$750
Franklyn Hai Wang
Second Place Award "Mathematics"$750
Nathan Zachary Hayes, Jim Chaebum Kong and William Kirby Longsworth
Second Place Award "Science Security" of $1,000
Suha Sabi Hussain
Honorable Mention "Cyber Pioneer"
Aditya Singh
Honorable Mention "Future of Computing"
Cade Brown
Honorable Mention "Physical Science"
Carissa Wu and Abhishek Nikhileswar Allamsetty
Honorable Mention "Science of Security"
Daniel Alejandro Santiago
Honorable Mention Mathematics
Emil Geisler
Honorable Mention "Material Science"
Jacob Wu

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