The scientific exploration of information security, digital system vulnerabilities and the subsequent quest to improve security, and prevent and detect breaches, has opened the field of computer security to a broad range of research frontiers. Scientists in the School are focusing on:

  • Security and privacy in peer-to-peer and social networks, network security, mobile computing security, usable security, accountable anonymity, anonymizing networks, and applied cryptography
  • Internet fraud infrastructures, computer networks security, cyber-fraud, and censorship
  • Developing security protocols and mechanisms for wired and wireless infrastructures
  • Cryptography and secure computation, probabilistic constructions and combinatorics, complexity theory, randomized and approximation algorithms, and distributed computing
  • Privacy protection in Human Genome research, cloud and web security, and software and system security
  • The intersection of security and society with security and economics

Faculty in this area include:
Jean Camp, J Duncan, Minaxi Gupta, Ryan Henry, Raquel Hill, Yan Huang, Apu Kapadia, Xiaojing Liao, Christena Nippert-Eng, Sameer Patil, James Shanahan, XiaoFeng Wang, Shuang Wang, Luyi Xing

Also see:
Center for Security Informatics

Degree Information:
B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Security Informatics
B.S. in Informatics with a Cognate in Security 
M.S. in Secure Computing
Security informatics track of the Ph.D. in Informatics
Students pursuing a security-focused M.S. in Computer Science may also minor in security informatics.
Graduate Certificate in Secure Computing
Candidates for the Ph.D. in Computer Science and the Ph.D. in Informatics have the option of choosing a security informatics professor as their advisor.