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Nicolas Christin is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, jointly appointed in the School of Computer Science and the Department of Engineering & Public Policy. He is also a professor in the Software and Societal Systems Department and a core faculty member in CyLab, the university-wide information security institute. He also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Christin holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from École Centrale Lille, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. He was a researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley, prior to joining Carnegie Mellon in 2005.

Office
2202 Collaborative Innovation Center
Phone
412.268.4432
Email
nicolasc@andrew.cmu.edu
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Nicolas Christin
Websites
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Studying Cybercrime for Prevention and Enforcement

Education

2003 Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Virginia

2000 MS, Computer Science, University of Virginia

1999 Diplôme d'Ingénieur, École Centrale Lille, Franc

Affiliations

Media mentions


CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab faculty, students to present at NDSS Symposium 2024

Carnegie Mellon faculty and students will present on a wide range of topics at the 31st Annual Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium. Held at the Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa in San Diego from February 26 through March 1, the event fosters information exchange among researchers and practitioners of network and distributed system security.

The Wall Street Journal

Christin discusses the U.S. government’s bitcoin

CyLab/EPP’s Nicolas Christin talks to The Wall Street Journal about the U.S. government’s bitcoin assets. “The government moves generally very slowly to dispose of those assets because they’ve got to do a ton of due diligence, the cases are often complicated and there’s a lot of red tape,” he says.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab faculty, students to present at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium

Carnegie Mellon faculty and students will present on a wide range of topics at the 32nd USENIX Security Symposium. Held in Anaheim, CA, on August 9-11, the event brings together experts from around the world, who will highlight the latest advances in the security and privacy of computer systems and networks.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab announces first round of Secure Blockchain Initiative funded projects

Carnegie Mellon University's Secure Blockchain Initiative (SBI) is off and running, as six projects have been selected for its first round of seed funding. Through research, the initiative aims to revolutionize blockchain technology within enterprise ecosystems by tackling various challenges.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CMU brings together experts from academia and industry during inaugural Secure Blockchain Summit

On May 8-9, the Carnegie Mellon CyLab Security and Privacy Institute hosted the University's first-ever Secure Blockchain Summit, bringing together experts from around the world to share their research and discuss the future of the technology and its applications. 

CyLab

Faculty, alumna receive “Test of Time” awards

ECE’s Lujo Bauer, EPP/ECE’s Nicolas Christin, EPP/ECE’s Lorrie Cranor, and ECE's Bryan Parno received the “Test of Time” award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer’s 44th Symposium on Security and Privacy.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab faculty earn two ‘Test of Time’ awards at IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded two ‘Test of Time’ awards during its 44th Symposium on Security and Privacy, both going to papers co-authored by CyLab faculty members.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab names 2022 Presidential Fellows

Each year, CyLab recognizes high-achieving Ph.D. students pursuing security and/or privacy-related research with a CyLab Presidential Fellowship that covers one year of tuition.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Carnegie Mellon faculty, students present at the 31st USENIX Security Symposium

An overview of papers, authored by members of CMU's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute, being presented at the 31st USENIX Security Symposium

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

CyLab well represented at SOUPS 2022

There is no shortage of Carnegie Mellon (CMU) students and faculty participating in this year's Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS).

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Algorand Foundation selects Carnegie Mellon to join ACE Program

The Algorand Foundation has selected Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) as one of 10 global winners to join its Algorand Center of Excellence (ACE) Program. Over the next five years, Algorand's $50 million investment will support blockchain research and education hubs at each institution, aiming to grow a diverse and inclusive global community of blockchain researchers and educators.

The Guardian

Christin quoted on cryptotheft

EPP/CyLab’s Nicolas Christin was quoted by The Guardian on the threat of cryptotheft, a type of cybercrime where victims are robbed of their cryptocurrency.