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Department Welcomes Rishab Nithyanand to its Faculty

Rishab Nithyanand - UI CS Assistant Professor - posing in from of MacLean Hall

Rishab Nithyanand is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Iowa. Before joining the faculty at UIowa, he was a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute (2017-18). He obtained his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University. His research interests are in the areas of security, privacy, and Internet measurement. More specifically, he enjoys research geared towards defending anonymity, understanding Internet censorship, measuring aspects of the advertising and tracking ecosystem, and generally understanding the impact of the Internet on the sociopolitical realities of today. In the past, he dabbled in usable security and computer theory.