Michael Reiter

Computer Science

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor

Michael  Reiter Profile Photo
Michael Reiter Profile Photo

Research Interests

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


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.


  • Ph.D. Cornell University, 1993


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

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