Carnegie Mellon University
|Bio: ||Nicolas Christin is an Assistant Research Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is affiliated with CyLab, the security research center.
He holds a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from École Centrale Lille, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. While in graduate school, he worked at Nortel's Advanced Technology Lab. Before joining Carnegie Mellon in 2005, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.
He served for three years as resident faculty in the CyLab Japan program in Kobe (Japan), before returning to Carnegie Mellon's main campus in 2008. His research interests are in computer and information systems networks; most of his work is at the boundary of systems and policy research, with a slant toward security aspects. He has most recently focused on network security and its economics, user authentication and online crime modeling.