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.
The Simons Investigator program supports “outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions.”
The co-founder and director of CICS, which later became LIDS, blended intellectual rigor with curiosity.
The department is proud to announce multiple promotions this year.
Six distinguished scientists with ties to MIT were recognized “for significant contributions in areas including cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and recommender systems among many other areas.”
Mohammad Alizadeh has been named the Industry Officer for MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. In this role, Alizadeh will oversee the EECS Alliance, the department’s industry…