Nikita Borisov

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Research Interests

My research interests are network security and online privacy. There is a natural overlap between these: privacy enhancing technologies can be used by attackers to evade detection, and privacy invasive technologies can be used by network defenders for situational awareness. As a result, the attackers and defenders frequently swap places depending on context, so I named my research group "hatswitch".



Conferences that I am involved with:

Associate Research Professor at the Coordinated Science Laboratory, and the Information Trust Institute.
Affiliate at the Department of Computer Science.
Member of the Advanced Digital Sciences Center.

Past Projects


I received my Ph.D. and master's degrees from the Computer Science Division at , advised by Prof. Eric Brewer. For my undergraduate degree, I attended , where I got a B.Math in Computer Science and Pure Math. I've also spent some time at Microsoft Research and Entrust, Inc..

Contact Information

460 Coordinated Science Laboratory, MC-228
1308 West Main Street

Urbana, IL 61801–2307
Tel: +1 (217) 244–5385
Fax: +1 (217) 244–5685