Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Professor of Computer Science
Associate Dean of Faculty
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University

office: West Village H 258
[ cnitarot | nds2 | cyber ]

``There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.'' Christopher Morley

Cristina Nita-Rotaru



My research lies at the intersection of information security, distributed systems, and computer networks. The overarching goal of my work is creating and building robust distributed systems and network protocols that achieve their security, availability, and performance design goals in spite of misconfigurations, failures, and attacks. My research combines theoretical principles and experimental methodologies from distributed systems, cryptography, networking, information theory, and machine learning to create systems and protocols based on provable guarantees and validated in realistic network environments.

For detailed information about the active projects check our lab webpage NDS2 Lab

My research has been funded by the Center for Education and Research in Information Security and Assurance (CERIAS), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) , Verisign, Toyota ITC, and Visa Research.

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