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Levin, David

Levin, David

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
UMIACS
Electrical and Computer Engineering
5222 Iribe Center
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EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2002 
  • B.S. in Mathematics, University of Maryland, 2002
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Maryland, 2010

BACKGROUND

Dave Levin is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for  Advanced Computer Studies. He is a core faculty member in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. Levin also serves as co-chair of the Department of Computer Science's Undergraduate Honors Program. 

He empirically measures security on the Internet to understand how security breaks down, and applies economics and cryptography to design and build new systems with provable and usable security. Levin measures the web's PKI, censorship avoidance, DNS root servers and more. 

He received Distinguished Paper Awards at the USENIX Security Symposium in 2017 and 2021, the Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology in 2020, the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Science's Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2018, the IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Innovation in 2017, the Outstanding Reviewer Award at SIGCOMM 2012, the Microsoft Live Labs Fellowship in 2008, the Best Paper Award at USENIX NSDI 2009, the Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence in Research for the Department of Computer Science at UMD in 2006, the Outstanding Undergraduate Computer Science Teaching Assistant Award at UMD in 2002, and others.

Levin received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Maryland.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Distinguished Paper Awards, USENIX Security Symposium (2017 & 2021)
  • Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, National Center for Women & Information Technology (2020)
  • UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Science's Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2018)
  • IEEE Cybersecurity Award for Innovation, 2017
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, SIGCOMM (2012)
  • Microsoft Live Labs Fellowship (2008)
  • Best Paper Award, USENIX NSDI (2009)
  • Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence in Research, UMD Department of Computer Science (2006)
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Computer Science Teaching Assistant Award at UMD (2002)

  • Cybersecurity 
  • Cryptography 
  • Systems and Networking

MC2 Researchers Present 10 Papers at Upcoming Security Symposiums

They will present research on a diverse array of security-related topics at USENIX and SOUPS. 

Maryland Cybersecurity Center Kicks Off Second Year of Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The fellowship offers an opportunity to work closely with faculty and graduate students in the center.

MC2 Faculty, Students Have Four Papers Accepted to the IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy

Researchers will present on cybersecurity, usability, advanced cryptography, network security and more

ECE Celebrates 12th Annual Maryland Day

More than 55,000 visitors attended Maryland Day despite the threat of rain.

ECE Celebrates 11th Annual Maryland Day

Over 75,000 attended University's largest event of the year.

ECE Students & Faculty Win $50K Business Plan Competition

ECE students and faculty competed on winning teams in all three categories of the UMD competition.

Levine to Speak at Memorial Conference for W.P. Dayawansa

'Emerging Frontiers in Control Theory Research' honors the late former ECE professor.

$50K Business Plan Competition Semifinalists Announced

The 16 semifinalist teams include university faculty, students, and young alumni.