Michael Reiter

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor

Michael Reiter is a James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University.  His previous positions include Director of Secure Systems Research at Bell Labs; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the founding Technical Director of CyLab; and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James B. Duke Distinguished Professor
  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 308 Research Drive D310, Box 90129, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 6524
  • Email Address: michael.reiter@duke.edu
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  • Ph.D. Cornell University, 1993

Research Interests

Prof. Reiter's research interests include all areas of computer and communications security, fault-tolerant distributed computing, and applied cryptography.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Contributions Award. ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC). 2016
  • Fellow. IEEE. 2014
  • Fellow. ACM. 2008

Courses Taught

  • ECE 891: Internship
  • ECE 656: Cryptography
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • COMPSCI 582: Cryptography
  • COMPSCI 581: Computer Security
  • COMPSCI 391: Independent Study
  • COMPSCI 351: Introduction to Computer Security

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