Affiliated Faculty

John Chandy (co-Director)

John Chandy

  • Professor ECE, Department Head ECE, Co-Director CSI, Director CHEST
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • ITE 437
  • (860) 486-5047

John received a S.B. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989. He later received M.S. ('93) and Ph.D. ('96) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

High-performance storage systems, Reconfigurable computing, Hardware and systems security

Benjamin Fuller (Associate Director)


Benjamin Fuller is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on driving cryptography to use in practice. His primary interests are authentication and searchable encryption. He has worked on a variety of problems from testing broadcast encryption while flying to scanning his iris for cryptographic key derivation. Prior to joining UConn, Ben was a research scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2007-2016 working on searchable encryption. He received his PhD and MA from Boston University in computer science in 2015 and 2011 respectively. He received his B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY in 2006.

Authentication, Large scale cryptography, Noisy cryptography, System security

Amir Herzberg


Amir Herzberg received B.Sc., M.Sc. and D.Sc. from Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology. Amir has worked for many years in different areas of cybersecurity, in both industry and academia, mostly with IBM Research and Bar Ilan University. Amir is interested in a broad range of topics related to cybersecurity, with practical focus, although he also appreciates and applies theory.

Network security - incl. web, internet, DoS, IoT, CPS and morem, Applied cryptography, Security and usability, Privacy and anonymity, Social, legal and economical aspects of security

Mohammad Maifi Hasan Khan


Mohammad Maifi Khan received his MS and Ph.D. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2007 and 2011 respectively.

Usable Security and Privacy, User Behavior Modeling and Risk Communication, Mobile authentication

Omer Khan (Associate Director)


Omer received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University ('00). He worked as a Computer Architect at Morotola and Intel from 2000 to 2007, and later received Ph.D. ('09) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Postdoctoral ('11) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the area of Computer Engineering and Sciences.

Computer Architecture and Systems, Computer Security, Many Core Architecture

Walter Krawec


Krawec received a B.A. in Mathematics from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh NY (2004), an M.A. in Mathematics from the University at Albany, SUNY (2010), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ (2015).

Quantum Cryptography, Network Security, Information Theory

Fei Miao

Fei Miao

  • Assistant Professor CSE and ECE
  • ITE 441
  • (860) 486-3471

Fei received a Ph.D. degree, and the "Charles Hallac and Sarah Keil Wolf Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation" in Electrical and Systems Engineering in May 2016, with a dual Master degree of Statistics from Wharton School in August 2015, from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. She received a B.S. degree with a major in Automation and a minor in Finance, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China in June 2010. Before joining Uconn, she was a postdoc researcher at the GRASP Lab and the PRECISE Lab of University of Pennsylvania, from September 2016 to August 2017.

Data-Driven Optimization and Control, Cyber-Physical Systems Security, Safe and Efficient Autonomous Transportation Systems

Laurent Michel (co-Director)


  • Chaired Professor CSE, Co-Director CSI, Director Synchrony, Technical Director VoTeR
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • ITE 247
  • (860) 486-2584

Laurent received a B.S. and an Sc.M. in Computer Science from "Les Facultes Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix" ('93) in Namur, Belgium. He later received an Sc.M. ('96) and Ph.D. ('99) degrees in Computer Science from Brown University.

Combinatorial Optimization (Constraint Programming), Voting security, System security

Krishna R. Pattipati


  • Professor ECE
  • United Technologies Corporation Chair Professor of Systems Engineering
  • Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
  • Recipient, NASA Space Act Award, 2002 and 2008
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Qualtech Systems, Inc.
  • (860) 486-2890

Dr. Pattipati is an expert in discrete optimization, team decision making, and Bayesian inference. He is currently working on diagnostics and prognostics, proactive decision support systems, and navigation under uncertainty.

Discrete Optimization, Team Decision Making, Bayesian Inference

Sanguthevar Rajasekaran


  • Professor CSE, Department Head CSE
  • United Technologies Corporation Chair Professor of Computer Science
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • ITE 241
  • (860) 486-2428

    Algorithms, Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Materials genomics, High Performance Computing

Alexander Russell


  • Professor CSE, Director VoTeR
  • Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
  • Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • ITE 241
  • (860) 486-42990

Alexander Russell is a Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the University of Connecticut. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University and both an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Cryptography, Blockchain Protocols,Quantum Computing, Algorithms, Harmonic Analysis and Representation Theory,Security of Electronic Voting

Bing Wang


Bing received a B.S. in Computer Science from Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China in 1994, and M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. She later received a M.S. in Applied Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2004, and 2005 respectively.

Computer networks, Network security, Distributed systems