Nick Feamster and Elaine Shi join CS @ Maryland

The Department is pleased to announce that Elaine Shi and Nick Feamster will be joining our faculty this summer. Nick and Elaine are world-class researchers, with a focus on computer systems and security. Both will have appointments in UMIACS and in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center.

Elaine ShiElaine Shi

Elaine Shi will join as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. She obtained her Ph.D. and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, and her B.E. from Tsinghua University. Before joining the University of Maryland, she was a Member of Research Staff at Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and a research scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Shi's research spans computer security, privacy, and applied cryptography. Her research approach combines cryptography with practical system design and implementation. She has worked on computation on encrypted data, privacy-preserving data mining, systems security, sensor network security, vehicular network security, usable authentication, secure storage systems, and data mining. She was part of the team that won the IJCNN/Kaggle Social Network Challenge on data mining.


Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster

Nick Feamster is the first Darnell-Kanal Associate Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at University of Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Computer science from MIT, and his S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, also from MIT.

Prior to joining the University of Maryland, he was an Associate professor at Georgia Tech, where he led the Network Operations and Internet Security Group. His research spans computer networking and systems security, including network routing protocols, network operations, systems and network security, and anonymous communication systems.

Dr. Feamster is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award, the MIT Technology Review 35 "Top Young Innovators Under 35" award, a Sloan Research Fellowship, the NSF CAREER award, the IBM Faculty Fellowship, and award papers at SIGCOMM, NSDI and Usenix Security.

Dr. Feamster is a member of the ACM.


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