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J. Alex Halderman
Computer Science and Engineering

Director, Center for Computer Security and Society

Research areas: Cryptography, Embedded Systems, Network Security, Secure Systems, Privacy

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Prof. Halderman’s research focuses on computer security and privacy, with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact society and public policy. His interests include software security, network security, data privacy, anonymity, electronic voting, censorship resistance, digital rights management, computer forensics, ethics, and cybercrime. He is also interested in the interaction of technology with law, governmental regulation, and international affairs.


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Mark Ackerman
Computer Science and Engineering, School of Information

Research areas: Privacy

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Mark Ackerman is the George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction. His major research area is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), primarily Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). He has published widely in HCI and CSCW, investigating collaborative and secure information access in online knowledge communities, medical settings, expertise sharing, and most recently, pervasive environments.


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Valeria Bertacco
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Privacy

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Prof. Bertacco is interested in the functional correctness of hardware designs, addressing the challenges posed by fragile silicon, and extreme design complexity. She focuses on the creation of novel techniques to guarantee correctness against functional errors, temporary and permanent transistor failures, and security attacks.


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Peter M. Chen
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas:Secure Systems

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Peter M. Chen is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor. He is interested in using speculative execution in operating systems and distributed systems, adding security services through virtual machines, implementing and using reliable memory, and middleware for distributed applications.


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Kevin Compton
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Cryptography

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Prof. Compton is interested in theory of computation, logic, combinatorics, and the design and analysis of algorithms and secure cryptographic protocols.



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Jason Flinn
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Secure Systems

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Prof. Flinn is interested in operating systems, mobile computing, storage, distributed systems, and the security of such systems. He is also interested in creating software systems that allow concurrent programs to execute reliably and securely on multicore computers, as well as tools that help developers and administrators of those systems.


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Kevin Fu
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Embedded Systems, Secure Systems, Privacy

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Prof. Fu’s research aims to make embedded computer systems smarter, with better security and safety, reduced energy consumption, and faster performance. He is interested in medical device security and in developing trusted computing and intellectual property protection. He is the director of the Archimedes Research Center for Medical Device Security.


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Peter Honeyman
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Network Security, Secure Systems

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Prof. Honeyman is a research professor who builds middleware for file systems, security, and mobile computing. He has been instrumental in software projects including Honey DanBer UUCP, PathAlias, MacNFS, Disconnected AFS, WebCard (the first Internet smart card), the Linux-based open source reference implementation of NFSv4, and pNFS extensions for high end computing.


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Z. Morley Mao
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Network Security, Privacy

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Prof. Mao’s research interests encompass network systems, routing protocols, mobile and distributed systems, and network security. Her work involves both empirical data collection and analysis, as well as the design and implementation of new systems.


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Chris Peikert
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Cryptography, Error-correcting Codes, Computer and Network Security

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Prof. Peikert’s research is dedicated to developing new, stronger mathematical foundations for cryptography, with a particular focus on geometric objects called lattices. His research ranges from theoretical foundations to practical implementation.


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Atul Prakash
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Secure Systems, Privacy

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Prof. Prakash’s research interests are in the areas of security and privacy, cyber-physical systems, computer-supported cooperative work, and distributed systems. He has on-going projects on mobile device security and on protecting data in the cloud.


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Paul Resnick
School of Information

Research areas: Privacy

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Prof. Resnick’s research focuses on SocioTechnical Capital, productive social relations that are enabled by the ongoing use of information and communication technology. His current projects include making recommender systems resistant to manipulation through rater reputations, nudging people toward politically balanced news consumption and health behavior change, and crowdsourcing rumor tracking and fact-correction on the Internet.


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Karem Sakallah
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Secure Systems

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Prof. Sakallah’s research is in the areas of computer-aided design of electronic systems, Boolean satisfiability, discrete optimization, and hardware and software verification and security.


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Yaoyun Shi
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Cryptography

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Prof. Shi is interested in quantum information processing and theory of computation. His research aims to understand the inherent power and limitations of various information processing technologies, especially those based on principles of quantum mechanics. he is currently engaged in projects related to quantum cryptography using untrusted devices.


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Kang G. Shin
Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Embedded Systems, Network Security

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Prof. Shin is the Kevin and Nancy O’Connor Professor of Computer Science. He is currently leading several major research projects related to mobile wireless networking and computing; computation and network security, including location privacy protection, self-securing mobile handsets, botnets, malware classification, and application in unprotected environments; cyber-physical systems; and resilient cloud computing services.


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Martin Strauss
Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering

Research areas: Cryptography

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Prof. Strauss is interested in fundamental algorithms, especially randomized and approximation algorithms; algorithms for massive data sets; signal processing and and computational harmonic analysis; computer security and cryptography; and complexity theory.



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André Weimerskirch
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Research areas: Cryptography

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André Weimerskirch is a researcher in the area of applied data security. His recent work has been in the areas of embedded security in vehicles, authentication protocols for sensor and ad-hoc networks, and secure key management.