Security and Cryptography

    Our research is focused on making future computer systems more secure.

    We bring together a broad spectrum of cross-cutting techniques for security, from theoretical cryptography and programming-language ideas, to low-level hardware and operating-systems security, to overall system designs and empirical bug-finding.  We apply these techniques to a wide range of application domains, such as blockchains, cloud systems, Internet privacy, machine learning, and IoT devices, reflecting the growing importance of security in many contexts.

    Latest news in security and cryptography

    The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) recently announced the following crop of chair appointments, all effective July 1, 2022. Karl Berggren has been named the

    Researchers found that an understudied component of computer processors is susceptible to attacks from malicious agents. Then, they developed mitigation mechanisms.

    MIT EECS professor and CSAIL principal investigator Vinod Vaikuntanathan, alongside collaborators, has been awarded the Godel prize for two papers on homomorphic encryption. The papers were highlighted for “transformative contributions

    The Department of EECS has awarded two Thornton Family Faculty Research Innovation Fellowships (FRIFs) to Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Associate Professor Virginia Vassilevska Williams (who will become a

    Researchers demonstrate a method that safeguards a computer program’s secret information while enabling faster computation.

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