The College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Randy Baden Annual Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science
Randy Baden received his B.S. in 2005 and his Ph.D. in 2012, both from the University of Maryland. His brilliant mind for security research resulted in award-winning papers on some of the very first work on securing online social networks. In his real-life social network, his excitement was contagious, and he regularly brought different circles of friends together to share in his favorite movies, TV shows, and video games. Following his own creative pursuits, he wrote and published two fantasy novels while completing his PhD in Computer Science.
Randy’s deepest impact is best reflected in those who were lucky to have known him—a large, welcoming family from nearby Baden, Maryland; a supportive, loving husband and best friend whom he met at UMD; and a devoted group of colleagues, labmates, and friends. Randy changed all of our lives for the better, and it is our hope that, through this scholarship, he will continue to change lives.