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: Princeton University's E. Lawrence Keyes, Jr./Emerson Elec. Co. Faculty Award
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


Security and Privacy --- ELE 574, Fall 2017.
Information Security --- COS/ELE 432, Spring 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.