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Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Adjunct Professor
Department of Computer Science
Purdue University

Contact information
Note: I have moved to Northeastern University, page at Northeastern.
email: cnitarot@purdue.edu

Conferences and workshops I am involved with: USENIX Security 2015, ACM CCSW 2015 (with ACM CCS 2015), CANS 2015, NDSS 2016 , WWW 2016, IEEE S&P 2016, IEEE/IFIP DSN 2016

Journals I am involved with: IEEE TDSC, IEEE TMC.

Cristina Nita-Rotaru is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University where she established the Dependable and Secure Distributed Systems Laboratory (DS^2) and is a member of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS). Her research lies at the intersection of information security, distributed systems, and computer networks. The overarching goal of her work is designing and building practical distributed systems and network protocols that are robust to failures and attacks while coping with the resource constraints existent in computing systems and networks.

Cristina Nita-Rotaru is a recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2006. She is also a recipient of the Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Award in 2007, Purdue Excellence in Research Award, Seeds for Success in 2012, Purdue College of Science Research Award in 2013. She has served on the Technical Program Committee of numerous conferences in security, networking and distributed systems (IEEE S&P, USENIX Security, ACM CCS, NDSS, ACM Wisec, IEEE ICDCS, IEEE/IFIP DSN, ACM SIGCOMM, ACM CoNEXT, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE ICNP, WWW). She served as an Assistant Director for CERIAS (2011 - 2013). She is a member of the steering committee of ACM Wisec, the chair of the steering committee of NPSec, and a member of the IFIP Working Group on Dependable Computing and Fault-tolerance. She was an Associate Editor for Elsevier Computer Communications (2008 - 2011), IEEE Transactions on Computers (2011 - 2014), ACM Transactions on Information Systems Security (2009 - 2013), and Computer Networks (2012 - 2014). She is currently an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Systems.

Cristina Nita-Rotaru holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a MS from Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. She was born and grew up in Bucharest, Romania. She is an alumnus of ``Colegiul National Sfantul Sava''.

Current graduate students:

Former graduate students and postdocs that I have been privileged to work with:

  • Reza Curtmola, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 2007, Associate Professor NJIT.
  • Hyojeong Lee (co-advised with Prof. C. Killian), Sept. 2014, Google.
  • Andrew Newell, Ph.D. Aug. 2014, Facebook.
  • Rahul Potharaju, Ph.D. May 2014, Microsoft.
  • Luojie Xiang, M.S. May 2014, Apple.
  • Jeffrey Seibert, Ph. D, May 2012, Google.
  • David Zage, Ph.D., May 2010, Intel.
  • Jing Dong, Ph.D. Dec. 2009, Knight Knight Equity Markets.
  • Mercan Topkara (co-advised with Prof. M. Atallah), Ph.D. July 2007, IBM T.J. Watson.
  • Bogdan Carbunar (co-advised with Prof. A. Grama and Prof. J. Vitek), Ph.D., May 2005, Florida International.
  • Chi-Bun (Ben) Chan, MSc. Dec. 2004, Xilinx Inc.in April 2005.
  • Aaron Walters, MS Thesis, May 2006, founding partner of Volatile Systems.
  • Camille Gaspard, MSc. May 2009. CISCO

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