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

Representative Publications

  • Anjum, I; Zhu, M; Polinsky, I; Enck, W; Reiter, MK; Singh, MP, Role-Based Deception in Enterprise Networks, Proceedings of the Eleventh Acm Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy (2021) [10.1145/3422337.3447824] [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].
  • Yin, M; Malkhi, D; Reiter, MK; Gueta, GG; Abraham, I, HotStuff, Proceedings of the 2019 Acm Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (2019) [10.1145/3293611.3331591] [abs].
  • Golan Gueta, G; Abraham, I; Grossman, S; Malkhi, D; Pinkas, B; Reiter, M; Seredinschi, D-A; Tamir, O; Tomescu, A, SBFT: A Scalable and Decentralized Trust Infrastructure, 2019 49th Annual Ieee/Ifip International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (Dsn) (2019) [10.1109/dsn.2019.00063] [abs].