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Michael Kendrick 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: (919) 660-6524
  • Email Address:
  • Websites:


  • 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

  • COMPSCI 351: Computer Security
  • COMPSCI 581: Computer Security
  • COMPSCI 582: Cryptography
  • COMPSCI 590: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 656: Cryptography

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Reiter, MK, Tackling Credential Abuse Together, Proceedings of the Thirteenth Acm Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (2023) [10.1145/3577923.3587262] [abs].
  • Landwehr, C; Reiter, MK; Williams, L; Tsudik, G; Jaeger, T; Kohno, T; Kapadia, A, Looking Backwards (and Forwards): NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing 20-Year Retrospective Panel Transcription, Ieee Security & Privacy Magazine, vol 21 no. 2 (2023), pp. 32-42 [10.1109/MSEC.2022.3208721] [abs].
  • Yandamuri, S; Abraham, I; Nayak, K; Reiter, MK, Communication-Efficient BFT Using Small Trusted Hardware to Tolerate Minority Corruption, Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, Lipics, vol 253 (2023) [10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2022.24] [abs].
  • Lucas, K; Sharif, M; Bauer, L; Reiter, MK; Shintre, S, Deceiving ML-Based Friend-or-Foe Identification for Executables, vol 89 (2023), pp. 217-249 [10.1007/978-3-031-16613-6_10] [abs].
  • Wang, KC; Reiter, MK, Using Amnesia to Detect Credential Database Breaches, vol 89 (2023), pp. 183-215 [10.1007/978-3-031-16613-6_9] [abs].