Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor - Indiana University
Fred H. Cate is Vice President for Research, Distinguished Professor at Indiana University, C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, and Adjunct Professor of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. He served as the founding director of IU’s Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research and Information Assurance Education, from 2003 to 2014, where he is now a senior fellow.
Cate is a member of the National Academies’ Forum on Cyber Resilience and he chairs the National Academies’ current study on Law Enforcement and Intelligence Access to Plaintext Information in an Era of Widespread Strong Encryption. He is a member of the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Committee Cybersecurity Subcommittee, the National Security Agency’s Privacy and Civil Liberties Panel, the OECD’s Panel of Experts on Health Information Infrastructure, and Intel’s Privacy and Security External Advisory Board. He also serves as a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP.
Cate attended Oxford University and received his J.D. and his A.B. with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University. A senator, fellow, and past president of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, he is an elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.