Security and Privacy Research at Illinois

Dr. Michael Bailey is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois. His research contributes to the sciences of computer security, network architecture and design, network protocols, and distributed systems.
Dr. Nikita Borisov is an Associate Professor in the Computer Engineering department. His research interests are network security and online privacy.
Dr. Carl Gunter is a professor in the Computer Science Department. He teaches and does research on security and privacy for computer systems. His current primary projects relate to security and privacy in the healthcare and electric power sectors and for networking.
Dr. Adam Bates received his PhD candidate from the University of Florida, where he was a founding graduate student of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity. His research confronts issues of security and transparency in computer systems and networks.
Dr. Andrew Miller is an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering and in Computer Science. His research interests are broadly in computer security, and focused on the design of secure decentralized systems and cryptocurrencies. He combines techniques from programming languages, cryptography, and distributed computing.
Dr. Joshua Mason is a Research Scientist whose research interests tend to center around systems and network security, with occasional trysts into natural language processing and machine learning. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.
Zane is a 2nd-year PhD candidate in CS who is interested in Internet-scale measurement for informing and assessing security practices. Other interests include applied cryptography, formal methods/program verification, and food-related activities.
Deepak is a first year computer science PhD student working with Michael Bailey. His research interests lie at the intersection of distributed systems, networks, and computer security.
Wajih is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Adam Bates. His research interests are in secure data provenance, systems security, and distributed systems. In 2016, he co-authored a paper that received ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award.
Surya is a first year master's student in computer engineering. His research interests are in network/systems security, privacy and cryptocurrency security.
Siddharth is a first year Masters student in Computer Engineering, working under Michael Bailey. His research interests lie in web and systems security.
Alex is a Master's student in Computer Engineering. His interests include computer and network security, embedded systems, and reverse engineering.
Zhengping is a Master's student in ECE. His research interest is cloud computing.
Mika is a Master's student whose research focuses on leveraging low-level machine and operating system features to improve virtualization security.
Simon is a Master's student in Computer Science. His interests include network security, forensics, and IT infrastructure management.
Hui is a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Prof. Ravi Iyer. His research interests include cyber security, intrusion detection systems, and software-defined networking (SDN). His Ph.D. research explores applying intrusion detection systems and SDN in critical cyber-physical systems, such as power grids, to increase their resilience against cyber attacks and accidental failures.
Güliz is a Ph.D. student in computer science, working with Prof. Carl Gunter. She is interested in mobile security. More specifically, she is an Android hacker (a.k.a Android security princess) and has contributed to the Android Open Source project with the identification of multiple security vulnerabilities and their corresponding fixes, and with the implementation of one of the system services in the Android framework.
Abhiram is currently an undergraduate student working with Professor Andrew Miller and Professor Nikita Borisov. His research focuses on decentralized consensus algorithms and cryptocurrencies.
Sze Chuen is a final-year undergraduate student in ECE working under Professor Nikita Borisov. He has an uncontrollable itch to tinker with established systems and protocols, and is currently working to integrate the DP5 (Dagstuhl Privacy Preserving Presence Protocol P) cryptographic service into the Jabber/XMPP messaging framework.
Eric Hennenfent does cool stuff with the Security and Privacy Research Group at Illinois.