Symantec Taps UCSB Student

Security software vendor Symantec said this week that it has selected three students for a fellowship program, including one UC Santa Barbara graduate student. According to Symantec, it has selected Marco Cova, a doctoral candidate in computer science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, for a fellowship with its Symantec Research Labs. The firm is giving Cova one full year of fellowships, which covers 100 percent of Cova's tuition and fees, plus a research stipend. Cova was selected along with a student from Penn State University and a student from Carnegie Mellon. Cova's area of research focuses on analyzing malicious Web code targeting web browsers.