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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
Nicolas Christin’s website

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 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.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Ripple becomes a founding sponsor of the CMU Secure Blockchain Initiative

The announcement comes three years after CMU announced a partnership with Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Crypto.com becomes strategic partner

The company will serve as a founding sponsor of Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure Blockchain Initiative.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

Algorand Foundation becomes strategic partner

The Foundation will serve as a founding sponsor of Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure Blockchain Initiative.

WIRED

Christin quoted on dark web market

CyLab's/EPP's Nicolas Christin was quoted by WIRED about dark web marketplace White House Market’s unexpected and sudden closure.

WIRED

Christin quoted about dark web

CyLab/EPP’s Nicolas Christin was quoted by WIRED about dark web marketplaces.

CyLab Security and Privacy Institute

How does “normal” Internet browsing look today? Now we know.

A new CyLab study aims to capture what “normal” Internet browsing looks like to better understand how people are led to download malicious content, and to come up with ways to prevent that from happening.

Bloomberg

Christin quoted on cryptocurrency

CyLab’s Nicolas Christin was quoted in Bloomberg about China’s plans to get involved with cryptocurrency.