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Research Areas - Security and Privacy Research in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon


Faculty: Jonathan Aldrich (ISR), Dave Andersen, Lujo Bauer (ECE), Manuel Blum, David Brumley (ECE), Lorrie Cranor (ISR), Karl Crary, Anupam Datta (ECE), Greg Ganger (ECE), David Garlan, Virgil Gligor (ECE), Robert Harper, Roy Maxion, Ryan O’Donnell, Adrian Perrig (ECE), Frank Pfenning, Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Daniel Siewiorek, Peter Steenkiste, Luis von Ahn, Jeannette Wing, Hui Zhang

Carnegie Mellon is one of the largest university-based security research and education centers in the world. CMU has research and faculty in all areas of security, including software security, network security, formal methods, threat analysis and modeling, cryptography, business risk assessment and economic implications, and usable privacy and security.

CMU efforts come together in CyLab, a unique multi-disciplinary and university-wide organization devoted to computer security research. CyLab faculty come from six colleges, include 50 plus faculty, and over 130 graduate students. Current inter-disciplinary CyLab research thrusts areas include:

  • Trustworthy Computing Platforms & Devices
  • Next-Generation Secure & Available Networks
  • Mobility
  • Security of Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Secure Home Computing
  • Survivable Distributed Systems & Outsourced Services
  • Privacy Protection 

In addition, within CyLab, there are several focused centers of activity, including the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Lab, the CyLab Biometrics Center, and the CyLab Mobility Research Center (based at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley campus).

Additional links:

Complete CyLab Faculty Directory
CyLab Technical Reports
CyLab Seminar Series



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