Prateek Mittal

      Assistant Professor
      Department of Electrical Engineering
      Associated Faculty, Department of Computer Science
      Associated Faculty, Center for Information Technology Policy
      Princeton University


Links: [About Me] [Publications] [Open Positions]

Research Interests

I am interested in building secure and privacy preserving systems. My current interests include the domains of privacy enhancing technologies, trustworthy social systems, and Internet/network security. My research draws on techniques from computer networks & distributed systems, large scale machine learning, complex networks/network science, and applied cryptography. Please see my publications page for more details.

News: ONR Young Investigator Award (YIP), 2018
Princeton University's E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Elec. Co. Faculty Award
IBM Faculty Award, 2017
Bell Labs Prize Finalist, 2017
Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, 2017
Google Faculty Research Award, 2017
Princeton Innovation Fund Award, 2016-2017
Intel Faculty Research Award, 2016-2017
National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2016
Google Faculty Research Award, 2016
Cisco Faculty Research Award, 2016
Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching, 2016
Co-chairing the USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet FOCI, 2016

Select Projects

Privacy Enhancing Technologies Trustworthy Social Systems Internet/Network/Web Security


Information Security --- COS/ELE 432, Spring 2018.
Security and Privacy --- ELE 574, Fall 2017.
Designing Secure Systems --- ELE 476, Fall 2014.


I am fortunate to be working with a group of outstanding graduate students and scholars: Chanchang Liu , Peng Gao , Yushan Liu , Sameer Wagh , Yixin Sun , Thee Chanyaswad, Arjun Bhagoji, Hooman Moghaddam, Liwei Song, Arsalan Mosenia, and Daniel Cullina

Professional Activities

Editorial Board, Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2015-present
Program co-chair, USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet FOCI 2016
Program co-chair, Workshop on Hot Topics in Privacy Enhancing Technologies HotPETs 2013, 2014.

Program committee member, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy S&P 2018.
Program committee member, Network and Distributed System Security Symposium NDSS 2018.
Program committee member, Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium PETS 2018.
Program committee member, USENIX Security Symposium SEC 2017.