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William H. Sanders
Department Head
ECE ILLINOIS
306 N. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-2300
Fax: (217) 244-7075
whs@illinois.edu

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Nikita Borisov

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nikita  Borisov
Nikita Borisov
Associate Professor
460 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 903-4401

Primary Research Area

  • Networking and distributed computing

Education

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

For more information

http://hatswitch.org/~nikita/

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

  • Network intrusion detection and traffic analysis
  • Privacy-preserving data sharing, esp. for audit logs
  • Design and analysis of anonymous networks

Research Areas

  • Communication networks
  • Computer networking
  • Computer security, privacy, and information trust
  • Cryptographic systems and protocols
  • Distributed and peer-to-peer systems
  • Networking and distributed computing
  • Watermarking and information forensics

Teaching Honors

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

Research Honors

Computer Networks best paper (2001)