Department of Computer Science and the College
Ariel Feldman’s research lies at the intersection of computer security and distributed systems. He is presently focused on finding new ways to protect the security and privacy of users of “cloud hosted” services. He has also worked on other problems in computer security, such as securing electronic voting and disk encryption, and has a particular interest in the interaction between computer security and public policy.
His co-authored publications include “Social Networking with Frientegrity: Privacy and Integrity with an Untrusted Provider,” which received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2012 USENIX Security Symposium, and SPORC: Group Collaboration Using Untrusted Cloud Resources,” which appeared at the 2010 Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation.
Feldman earned an AB in computer science and an AB in philosophy, magna cum laude, from Brown University. He holds a PhD in computer science from Princeton University. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Computer and Information Science, where he was affiliated with the Security Laboratory.
Feldman joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2014.