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Security & Privacy

Cornell Tech has one of the world’s leading academic research groups specializing in security, privacy, and cryptography. To a degree unusual in academic research, the security and privacy group regularly consults with industry practitioners to drive and inform its research. Our faculty are also known for their advocacy work in the public sector, as well as for their highly cited and award-winning research results.


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Nicola Dell

Assistant Professor

Nicola Dell is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Designing, building, and evaluating novel computing systems that improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions

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Ari Juels

Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. Weill Professor

Ari Juels is a Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and the Technion. He is a member of the Computer Science field at Cornell University.

Research focus: Computer security, cryptography, and privacy

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Greg Morrisett

Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost, Cornell Tech

Greg Morrisett is the Jack and Rilla Neafsey Dean and Vice Provost of Cornell Tech and a faculty member in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: The application of programming language technology for building secure, reliable, and high-performance software systems

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Helen Nissenbaum

Professor

Helen Nissenbaum is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Information Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Ethical perspective on policy, law, science, and engineering relating to information technology, computing, digital media and data science

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Rafael Pass

Professor

Rafael Pass is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Cryptography and its interplay with Computational Complexity and Game Theory

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Thomas Ristenpart

Associate Professor

Thomas Ristenpart is an Associate Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Computer security topics, with a recent focus on cloud computing security, as well as topics in applied and theoretical cryptography

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Vitaly Shmatikov

Professor

Vitaly Shmatikov is a Professor at Cornell Tech and in the Computer Science Department at Cornell University.

Research focus: Data privacy, network security, and software security

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Research Highlight: Ari Juels on Blockchains and Smart Contracts

Professor Ari Juels focuses his research on blockchains. Here, he discusses how smart contracts impact cryptocurrency transactions.