Jedidiah R. Crandall
Associate Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of Computer Science
Office number FEC 335 (in the Farris Engineering Center)
Spring 2014 office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30am to 11:00am

my last name at cs dot unm dot edu

The principle that guides my research is this: it shouldn't be so easy for those who control the Internet to exercise censorship and surveillance without full transparency. My research group develops cutting-edge techniques for inferring what's really going on on the Internet and in software that connects to the Internet. To get a good idea of what we're working on most recently, see the the extended version of our PAM 2014 paper, our USENIX Security 2013 paper about Weibo censorship, a FOCI 2012 paper about man-in-the-middle attacks on third-party software updates, or this paper that is joint work with the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto about chat program censorship and surveillance. You can also see demo versions of some of the network inference techniques we're working on at

Students: I'm currently actively working with six and three halves graduate students: Geoffrey Alexander, Peipei Cheng, Pravallika Devineni (co-advised with Michalis Faloutsos), Roya Ensafi, Antonio Espinoza, Stephen Harding (co-advised with Stephanie Forrest), Jeffrey Knockel (co-advised with Jared Saia), Jong Park, Hui Wang, and Xu Zhang. I have graduated three Ph.D. students: Mohammed Al-Saleh (now a tenure-track faculty member at the Jordan University of Science and Technology) and Bilal Shebaro (now a post-doc at Purdue University), and Peiyou Song (now a post-doc at Rice University). I co-advised (with Rafael Fierro) Maria Khater as a Master's student, who is now a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech. I also am working with or have worked with tons of talented undergraduates and high school students, too many to list here.

Teaching: I am not teaching in Spring 2014, and I plan to be on sabbatical for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. Past courses are here. For a cool way to teach information flow and covert channels in your class, see

More information: You can also check out my full list of publications, professional activities and some other stuff. If you're into the history of the Western United States, you should check out my dad's book, which is available on Kindle.

Funding: I'm grateful for my research to be supported by the National Science Foundation CAREER, Trusted Computing, Secure and Trustworth Cyberspaces (SaTC), Research Experiences for Undergraduates, and EPSCoR programs, and by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency CRASH program. Past funding has also included a seedling from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Academic background: I received my Ph.D. in June 2007 from the Department of Computer Science at U.C. Davis. My undergraduate degree is from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona.

FOCI '14