Dr. Nicolas Christin
Assoc. Professor, Computer Science, Engineering and Public Policy
BioI am an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. I am affiliated with the Institute for Software Research, and am a core faculty member of CyLab, our university-wide security institute. I also have courtesy appointments in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, and in the Information Networking Institute. I currently serve as the Director of the Societal Computing PhD program.
I received a Diplôme d'Ingénieur (1999) from École Centrale de Lille, a Master's (2000) and a Ph.D. (2003) in Computer Science from the University of Virginia. In the final year (2002-2003) of my Ph.D., I was working at Nortel. I then spent two wonderful years (2003-2005) as a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Information at UC Berkeley, before joining Carnegie Mellon in July 2005. I was a faculty in residence for three years (2005-2008) in our research and education center in Japan (then known as CyLab Japan) located in Kōbe, which remains one of my favorite cities. After coming back to the US, I served as Associate Director of the Information Networking Institute from 2008 through 2013, and as a research faculty in ECE from 2013 through 2016.