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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

  • Wang, KC; Reiter, MK, Bernoulli honeywords (2022) [abs].
  • Wang, W; Deng, S; Niu, J; Reiter, MK; Zhang, Y, ENGRAFT: Enclave-guarded Raft on Byzantine Faulty Nodes, Proceedings of the Acm Conference on Computer and Communications Security (2022), pp. 2841-2855 [10.1145/3548606.3560639] [abs].
  • Zhang, X; Hamm, J; Reiter, MK; Zhang, Y, Defeating traffic analysis via differential privacy: a case study on streaming traffic, International Journal of Information Security, vol 21 no. 3 (2022), pp. 689-706 [10.1007/s10207-021-00574-3] [abs].
  • Chakraborti, A; Fanti, G; Reiter, MK, Distance-Aware Private Set Intersection (2021) [abs].
  • Lin, W; Lucas, K; Bauer, L; Reiter, MK; Sharif, M, Constrained Gradient Descent: A Powerful and Principled Evasion Attack
    Against Neural Networks
    (2021) [abs].