Vitaly Shmatikov is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech. Prior to joining Cornell Tech, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin and SRI International. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science and M.S. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University.

Shmatikov's research area is security and privacy. He received the PET Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies twice, in 2008 and 2014, and was a runner-up in 2013. His research group won the Best Practical Paper or Best Student Paper Awards at the 2012, 2013, and 2014 IEEE Symposiums on Security and Privacy ("Oakland"), as well as the 2012 NYU-Poly AT&T Best Applied Security Paper Award, NDSS 2013 Best Student Paper Award, and the CCS 2011 Test-of-Time Award.

Why Cornell Tech?

I want to help build a new kind of university, unconstrained by old academic habits and ways of thinking, in a place that is a natural magnet for brilliant people from all over the world.