REBECCA WRIGHT


Rebecca Wright
Rebecca N. Wright
Barnard College
Druckenmiller Professor, Computer Science
Director, Vagelos Computational Science Center
Affiliate, Computer Science, Columbia University
Member, Data Science Institute, Columbia University
Chair, Cybersecurity Research Center, Data Science Institute, Columbia University
Milstein Center, Room 513
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
USA

email: rwright (at) barnard.edu
for CS chair business, please use: chair-cs (at) barnard.edu

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Research Interests

Computer and communications security, particularly in the areas of privacy, cryptographic protocols, and fault-tolerant distributed computing. Designing protocols, systems, and services that perform their specified computational or communication functions even if some of the participants or underlying components behave maliciously.


Current Professional Activities

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Columbia Data Science Institute, Cybersecurity Research Center, Chair.

ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Steering Committee.

Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), Privacy and Technology Advisory Board.

SWSIS Scholarships for Women Studying Information Security, CRA-WP scholar selection director. Unfortunately, SWSIS is not accepting applications for 2022-2023 scholarships due to lack of funds.

Computing Research Association's Center for Evaluating the Research Pipeline (CERP), Advisory Committee.

Computing Research Association's Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP), Board of Directors.

Transactions on Data Privacy, Editorial Board.

PeerJ Computer Science, Editorial Board.


Courses

Fall 2022: COMS BC 3420. Privacy in a Networked World.

Spring 2022: COMS BC 3420. Privacy in a Networked World.
COMS BC 3997. New Directions in Computing: Guest Lecture Series

Fall 2021: FYSB BC 1736. First-Year Seminar: Tech and Society: Good, Bad, and Other.
COMS BC 3997. New Directions in Computing: Guest Lecture Series

Spring 2021: COMS BC 3420. Privacy in a Networked World.

Fall 2020: FYSB BC 1736. First-Year Seminar: Tech and Society: Good, Bad, and Other.

Spring 2020: COMS BC 3420. Privacy in a Networked World.
COMS BC 3997. New Directions in Computing: Guest Lecture Series

Fall 2019: COMS BC 3420. Privacy in a Networked World.

The following courses were taught at Rutgers University.

Spring 2018: 01:198:294. Great Ideas and Insights in Computer Science, house course for the Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community

Spring 2017: 01:198:294. Great Ideas and Insights in Computer Science, house course for the Douglass-SAS-DIMACS Computer Science Living-Learning Community

Spring 2013: 16:198:500. Light Seminar on Secure Computation (co-led with Jason Perry)

2012–2018: Douglass-DIMACS Computing Corps, faculty advisor. Watch the video!

Fall 2011: 16:198:500. Light Seminar on Accountability in Online Life

Fall 2009: 16:198:500. Light Seminar on Economics of Cybersecurity

Fall 2008: 16:198:671. Privacy in a Networked World
16:198:500. Light Seminar on Readings in Differential Privacy

Fall 2007: 16:198:672. Theory of Distributed Computation

The following courses were taught at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Spring 2007: CS601A. Algorithmic Complexity

Spring 2006: CS625A. Foundations of Distributed Computing

Fall 2005: CS601A. Algorithmic Complexity

Spring 2005: CS465A/CS765A. Privacy in a Networked World
CS693A. Cryptographic Protocols (co-taught with Prof. Susanne Wetzel)

Fall 2004: CS668A. Foundations of Cryptography

Spring 2004: CS601A. Algorithmic Complexity

Fall 2003: CS668A. Foundations of Cryptography

Spring 2003: CS601A. Algorithmic Complexity

Fall 2002: CS765C. Foundations of Distributed Computing

I organized a series of tutorials at DIMACS, August 4-7, 2003:
DIMACS Tutorial on Applied Cryptography and Network Security


Publications

Publications by year | Publications by type | Publications by topic | Full list of publications


Students and Postdocs

Graduated Students

Cong Zhang (co-advised with David Cash), PhD 2020 (Rutgers) → University of Maryland
Neil Lutz, PhD 2017 (Rutgers) → University of Pennsylvania Swarthmore College
Jason Perry, PhD 2015 (Rutgers) → Lewis University
Darakhshan Mir, PhD 2013 (Rutgers) → Wellesley CollegeBucknell
Geetha Jagannathan, PhD 2010 (Rutgers) → Columbia
Michael de Mare, PhD 2010 (Stevens)
Zhiqiang Yang, PhD 2007 (Stevens) → Imagine SoftwareGoldman Sachs
Hiranmayee Subramaniam, MS 2003 (Stevens) → PolyPaths

Postdocs

Vijay Ramachandran (February 2006 - July 2007) → Colgate
Sotiris Ioannidis (February 2005 - June 2007, co-supervised with Susanne Wetzel) → FORTH
Sheng Zhong (September 2004 - July 2005) → University at Buffalo (SUNY) Nanjing University


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