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: 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

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].
  • Wang, KC; Reiter, MK, Using amnesia to detect credential database breaches, Proceedings of the 30th Usenix Security Symposium (2021), pp. 839-855 [abs].
  • Guo, C; Campbell, B; Kapadia, A; Reiter, MK; Caine, K, Effect of mood, location, trust, and presence of others on video-based social authentication, Proceedings of the 30th Usenix Security Symposium (2021), pp. 1-18 [abs].