Security, Privacy, and Cryptography

Current areas of interest include privacy-enhancing technologies, digital forensics, network security, secure distributed systems, blockchains, cryptography, tamper-evident systems, privacy law and policy, and technology policy. The following faculty have research interests in the Security, Privacy and Cryptography areas.

  • Matt Blaze: Cryptography, computer and network security, and technology policy research
  • Shin’ichiro Matsuo: Information security, cryptography, cryptographic protocols, privacy enhancing technology, blockchain, cryptocurrency and crypto-economics
  • Kobbi Nissim: Cryptography, differential privacy, privacy law and policy
  • Elissa Redmiles: Security, privacy, ethics, usable security, measurement studies, data science, human computer interaction
  • Micah Sherr: Security, privacy, networks
  • Clay Shields: Computer security, network security, digital forensics
  • Lisa Singh: Data mining, social mining, privacy, visual analytics, data science, databases
  • Ben Ujcich: Security, networking, systems
  • Muthu Venkitasubramaniam: Cryptography, privacy, network security and complexity theory
  • Grace Hui Yang: Information retrieval, deep reinforcement learning, machine learning, ontology, question answering, privacy

Groups and Labs


  • Security/Privacy Reading Group
  • Security/Privacy Seminar Series