Michael Reiter is a James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Duke University. He received the B.S. degree in mathematical sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Cornell University in 1991 and 1993, respectively. His previous positions include Director of Secure Systems Research at Bell Labs; Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the founding Technical Director of CyLab; and Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UNC.
Prof. Reiter's research interests include all areas of computer and communications security and distributed computing. He regularly publishes and serves on conference organizing committees in these fields. He served as program chair for the the flagship computer security conferences of the IEEE, the ACM, and the Internet Society, and of the flagship dependability conference of the IEEE; as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security; and on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, the International Journal of Information Security, and Communications of the ACM. He also served on the Emerging Technology and Research Advisory Committee for the United States Department of Commerce for four years.
Prof. Reiter was named an ACM Fellow in 2008 and an IEEE Fellow in 2014. In 2016, he was awarded the Outstanding Contributions Award from the ACM Special Interest Group on Security, Audit and Control (SIGSAC), for "pioneering research contributions and leadership in computer and information security".