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Daniel Votipka

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Daniel Votipka

Daniel Votipka

Assistant Professor
Computer Science

Phone 617-627-2225
Halligan Hall
161 College Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
cybersecurity, human-computer interaction, program analysis
Biography: 

Daniel Votipka is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts University. He received his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and a Master’s of Information Security, Technology, and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. His work focuses on understanding the processes and mental models of professionals who perform security related tasks such as secure development, vulnerability discovery, network defense, and malware analysis to make security work more accessible and inclusive through improvements in education, policy, and automation. 

Education: 
PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2020
MS, Information Security, Technology, and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
BS, Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010
Professional Experience: 
2020-present:

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Tufts School of Engineering

2013-2016:

National Security Agency

  • 2014-2016: Mobile Technologies Lead
  • 2013-2014: Senior Watch Officer
2012-2016:

Cyber Operations Officer, U.S. Air Force

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2020: John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
2018, 2020: Distinguished Paper Award, USENIX Security
2018: Outstanding Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland
2015: NSA TAO Military Performer of the Year, National Security Agency
Selected Professional Activities: 
2021: Program Committee, USENIX Security Symposium
2021: Program Committee, ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
2021: Program Committee, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium
2020: Mentorship Co-chair, Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security
2018-2020: Organizing Committee, Workshop on Security Information Workers
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
COMP-150-HFS: Human Factors in Security and Privacy

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