College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Dave Levin’s work builds from the belief that we can secure the Internet by understanding and accounting for its competing interests. Originally, the Internet was a collaborative effort among researchers, but has since evolved into a marketplace comprising millions of commercial entities and billions of users who often have conflicting goals.
Levin empirically measures security on the Internet to understand how security breaks down, and he applies economics and cryptography to design and build new systems with provable and usable security. He studies the web's PKI, censorship avoidance, DNS root servers, and more.
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