We have a strong group of faculty whose research is widely recognized for advancing the foundations of security and privacy, building provably-secure systems, and developing new programming languages and tools to aid the construction of secure software. The goal of our group is to provide a scientific understanding of the sources of insecurity in computer systems, and to apply this understanding to the construction of new software and systems that come with guarantees about how they will behave when under attack.

Security and privacy are concerns that cut across all subdisciplines in Computer Science, so we continually work closely with researchers from other areas to find new challenges and opportunities. As a result, our research covers a broad range of topics, including authentication, language-based security, secure information flow, system and network security, cryptographic protocols, privacy, and mechanisms for accountability and transparency. However, our work on these topics is united by the view that security is impossible to achieve without a solid footing in rigorous techniques, precise definitions, and an appreciation of the nuances in real systems that are oftentimes at the core of these problems. 

Faculty working in this area:

Lastsort ascending First Title Email
Zheng Wenting Assistant Professor
Wing Jeannette Adjunct Faculty
Wang Weina Assistant Professor
Von Ahn Luis Consulting Professor
Steenkiste Peter Professor of Computer Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering
Skarlatos Dimitrios Assistant Professor
Siewiorek Daniel Buhl University Professor of Electrical And Computer Engineering And Computer Science; Faculty
Shi Elaine Associate Professor
Sherry Justine Assistant Professor
Sekar Vyas Assistant Professor
Satyanarayanan Mahadev Carnegie Group Professor of Computer Science
Pfenning Frank Professor
Parno Bryan Associate Professor
O'Donnell Ryan Professor
Maxion Roy Research Professor
Hoffmann Jan Associate Professor
Harper Robert Professor
Goyal Vipul Associate Professor
Garlan David Professor; Associate Dean for Masters Programs; Affiliated Faculty
Fredrikson Matt Associate Professor
Fanti Giulia Assistant Professor
Datta Anupam Associate Professor, CSD, ECE
Crary Karl Associate Professor
Brumley David Professor; Affiliated Faculty
Blum Manuel University Professor, Emeritus
Andersen David Professor
Aldrich Jonathan Professor
Agarwal Yuvraj Associate Professor
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