Faculty Expert Profile

Aviel Rubin

  • Professor of Computer Science
  • Technical director, JHU Information Security Institute


  • Whiting School of Engineering
  • JHU Information Security Institute

Languages spoken

  • English

Rubin is recognized for his expertise in computer security and applied cryptography. His extensive research and service encompass the full scope of information security issues from hacking and healthcare cybersecurity to high-tech litigation.

The first person to expose the vulnerabilities of electronic voting in his book "Brave New Ballot: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting," Rubin is the sought-after expert on electronic voting. His current focus is the interplay between security and healthcare IT, including medical records encryption and developing the devices needed to secure healthcare networks.

He has briefed Congress and high-ranking Army officials at the Pentagon on election tampering and other issues of national security, served as an expert witness for numerous court cases involving technology litigation, and has given TED talks on hacking.

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