Michael Kendrick Reiter


Professor of Computer Science

A national authority on cybersecurity, Reiter has a special interest in making cloud computing more secure for its users.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Cornell University, 1993

Research Interests

  • Computer and network security
  • Blockchains and Byzantine fault-tolerant distributed systems
  • 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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lucas, K; Sharif, M; Bauer, L; Reiter, MK; Shintre, S, Malware Makeover: Breaking ML-based Static Analysis by Modifying Executable Bytes, Asia Ccs 2021 Proceedings of the 2021 Acm Asia Conference on Computer and Communications Security (2021), pp. 744-758 [10.1145/3433210.3453086] [abs].
  • Anjum, I; Zhu, M; Polinsky, I; Enck, W; Reiter, MK; Singh, MP, Role-Based Deception in Enterprise Networks, Codaspy 2021 Proceedings of the 11th Acm Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (2021), pp. 65-76 [10.1145/3422337.3447824] [abs].
  • Severini, J; Mysore, RN; Sekar, V; Banerjee, S; Reiter, MK, The Netivus Manifesto: Making Collaborative Network Management Easier for the Rest of Us, Acm Sigcomm Computer Communication Review, vol 51 no. 2 (2021), pp. 10-17 [10.1145/3464994.3464997] [abs].
  • Basu, S; Tomescu, A; Abraham, I; Malkhi, D; Reiter, MK; Sirer, EG, Efficient Verifiable Secret Sharing with Share Recovery in BFT Protocols, Proceedings of the 2019 Acm Sigsac Conference on Computer and Communications Security (2019) [10.1145/3319535.3354207] [abs].
  • Sharif, M; Bhagavatula, S; Bauer, L; Reiter, MK, A General Framework for Adversarial Examples with Objectives, Acm Transactions on Privacy and Security, vol 22 no. 3 (2019), pp. 1-30 [10.1145/3317611] [abs].