Nikita Borisov
Nikita Borisov
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
(217) 244-5385
460 Coordinated Science Lab

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  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, UC Berkeley, 2005

Research Statement

My research interests lie in the area of computer security and privacy, especially as applied to large-scale distributed systems. My current focus is on anonymity: analysis of existing anonymous systems and the design of new peer-to-peer anonymous networks. In this research I take a systems approach, with rigorous, quantitative metrics of anonymity and analysis with help from simulations. I also work on other privacy enhancing technologies, such as techniques for privacy-preserving data aggregation, as well as research into building reliable and secure peer-to-peer networks.

Research Interests

  • Fingerprinting of network traffic and endpoints
  • Privacy-preserving data sharing
  • Design and analysis of anonymous networks

Teaching Honors

  • On the Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked Excellent by Their Students, Spring 2006

Research Honors

  • The Web Conference best paper (2019)
  • ASIACCS Best Paper (2014)
  • NSF CAREER award (2010)

Recent Courses Taught

  • CS 374 (ECE 374) - Intro to Algs & Models of Comp
  • CS 425 (ECE 428) - Distributed Systems
  • CS 438 (ECE 438) - Communication Networks
  • CS 598 NB - Privacy Enhancing Technologies
  • ECE 120 - Introduction to Computing
  • ECE 220 - Computer Systems & Programming
  • ECE 598 NB - Privacy Enhancing Technologies