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Department of Computer Science

Daniel Votipka

Visiting Assistant Professor

Daniel Votipka

Visiting Assistant Professor

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
computer security and privacy, secure development, security professionals, human-computer interaction, mobile security
Biography: 

Daniel Votipka will complete his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Maryland and completed an MS in Information Security, Technology, and Management at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on computer security, with an emphasis on the human factors in security professional tasks, such as vulnerability discovery, network defense, and malware analysis. During his career, he has investigated why developers introduce vulnerabilities; studying reverse engineering and vulnerability discovery processes; and how security professionals develop expertise, providing research-based recommendations for education, policy, and automation changes which best leverage human intelligence against challenging computer security problems.

Education: 
PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland, expected 2021
MS, Information Security, Technology, and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
BS, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010
Selected Honors and Awards: 
  • 2018: Distinguished Paper Award, USENIX Security
  • 2018: Distinguished Poster Award, SOUPS
  • 2018: Outstanding Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland
  • 2016: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Department of Defense
  • 2015: NSA TAO Military Performer of the Year, National Security Agency
  • 2015: Counterterrorism Analysis Team of the Year, U.S. Intelligence Community
  • 2013: Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Intermediate Network Warfare Training
  • 2012: Distinguished Graduate, Air Force Undergraduate Cyber Training
  • 2012: Outstanding Research Assistant Award, CMU Information Networking Institute
  • 2010: Maj. Gen Robert E. Sadler USAF Honor Award, AFCEA
  • 2009: Student Lincoln Laureate, The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
  • 2008: Fifty of the Future, Illinois Technology Association