Boston University Security Group

The BU Security Group does research in cryptography and network security within the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. We are also affliated with the BU Center for Reliable Information Systems & Cyber Security (RISCS), that takes a multidisciplinary approach to security by bringing together experts across the university.
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 The BU Security Group is growing and hiring, so check out our group members, or apply for an available position!

Adjunct Faculty: 

  • Danny Cooper (Undergraduate student) 
  • Jef Guarente (Graduate student)
  • Benjamin Fuller (Graduate student)
  • Robert Lychev (Visiting from GATech)
  • Omer Paneth (Graduate student)
  • Dimitris Papadopoulos (Graduate student)
  • Davide Proserpio (Graduate student)
  • Margarita Vald (Visiting from TAU)


We offer a number of graduate and undergraduate courses in cryptography and security, and well as an undergraduate emphasis in this area. Current and past offerings include: