Nicolas Christin receives 2017 CSIS Fellowship
By Daniel Tkacik
Nicolas Christin, a CyLab faculty member in the departments of Engineering and Public Policy and the Institute for Software Research, has received the Fellowship in Advanced Cyber Studies from the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
“I’m honored to receive this fellowship,” said Christin. “This fellowship gives my group an opportunity to network with other fellows, which come from a broad range of backgrounds, and to be exposed to resources and people that we wouldn’t normally have easy access to.”
The fellowship is designed for mid-career individuals with demonstrated experience working on policy, technology, diplomacy and business issues.
“Nicolas is a great fit for this fellowship,” said David Brumley, director of Carnegie Mellon’s CyLab Security and Privacy Institute. “His research involves both the technical and the policy side of computer security, and it has received a lot of attention from the community as well as the media.”
Christin’s research focuses on computer and information systems security, with the brunt of his work sitting at the intersection of systems and policy research. Most recently, his work has focused on security analytics, online crime modeling and economics and human aspects of computer security.
The fellowship aims to train the next generation of thought leaders and practitioners to manage cyber conflict and mitigate risk. Through the fellowship, Christin will periodically travel to Washington D.C., Silicon Valley and New York City over a 12-month period, completing an interdisciplinary program focused on developing policy formation, negotiation and technical knowledge to make smart policy decisions on cyber issues.