We investigate the Internet on a global scale, examining the infrastructure that allows us all to communicate and developing techniques to stop the next generation of adversaries.
We develop systems to allow anonymous and robust communication even under the surveillance of powerful governments and while enduring adverse network conditions.
We study the implications of censorship and privacy in the digital world and seek to develop new techniques to advance the efforts towards a more free and open Internet.
Our Research Mission
Network and Distributed Systems Security
Routing Security, Reliability of Network Protocols (BGP, TCP, etc.), DDoS Mitigation, Economics of the Internet, Network Infrastructure Measurement, Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), Embedded Systems Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security are of prime importance to the lab.
Anonymous Systems Security and Privacy
Anonymous Communication Systems, Censorship Circumvention, and Mechanisms for Privacy on the Modern Internet are of interest to us.
The Security of Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, ZCash, etc.), Anonymity Provided by Bitcoin, Measuring Properties of the Bitcoin Ecosystem are of interest to us.
Are you interested in joining UTK’s premier computer security research group?
We currently have funding opportunities for motivated graduate students interested in pursing PhD and Master’s degrees in Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. If any of our research areas sound interesting to you we strongly encourage you to reach out and contact us. If you are not local to the Knoxville area a Skype/Google Hangout conversation can be arranged.