Michael 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: michael.reiter@duke.edu
  • 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

  • Bhat, Adithya, Akhil Bandarupalli, Manish Nagaraj, Saurabh Bagchi, Aniket Kate, and Michael K. Reiter. “EESMR.” In Proceedings of the 24th International Middleware Conference on ZZZ. ACM, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1145/3590140.3592848.
  • Reiter, Michael K. “Tackling Credential Abuse Together.” In Proceedings of the Thirteenth ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. ACM, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1145/3577923.3587262.
  • Landwehr, C., M. K. Reiter, L. Williams, G. Tsudik, T. Jaeger, T. Kohno, and A. Kapadia. “Looking Backwards (and Forwards): NSF Secure and Trustworthy Computing 20-Year Retrospective Panel Transcription.” IEEE Security and Privacy 21, no. 2 (March 1, 2023): 32–42. https://doi.org/10.1109/MSEC.2022.3208721.
  • Yandamuri, S., I. Abraham, K. Nayak, and M. K. Reiter. “Communication-Efficient BFT Using Small Trusted Hardware to Tolerate Minority Corruption.” In Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics, LIPIcs, Vol. 253, 2023. https://doi.org/10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2022.24.
  • Lucas, K., M. Sharif, L. Bauer, M. K. Reiter, and S. Shintre. “Deceiving ML-Based Friend-or-Foe Identification for Executables.” In Advances in Information Security, 89:217–49, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16613-6_10.