Ehud Gudes recieved his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University. Following his Ph.D. studies, he worked both in academia (Penn State University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and Florida Atlantic University), where he conducted research in the areas of database systems and data security, and in industry (Wang Laboratories, National Semiconductors, Elron, and IBM Research), where he developed query languages, CAD software, and expert systems.
He has published over 120 papers in those areas, served as a consultant to several companies, and chaired several international conferences, including the 2002 and 2009 IFIP WG11.3 conference on data and application security and the 2011 and 2014 IFIPTM conferences on trust management.
Ehud’s research interests encompass the database and security domains, and he currently focuses on two areas: database security and privacy, and data mining, particularly graph and sequence mining. In recent years he has received many research grants from industry, including grants from Duetche Telekom and IBM, as well as from Israel’s Ministry of Economy’s Magnet program in the areas of the smart grid and cyber security. He currently leads several research projects in data security.
He is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has served as the head of the department and the head of the software engineering program. In addition, he is a member of both the ACM and IEEE Computer Society and an active member of the IFIP WG11.3 group on database security.