Rice’s Computer Security Lab started in 1998 when Dan Wallach joined Rice University’s Department of Computer Science. Our work has considered a variety of topics in computer security: web and smartphones, peer-to-peer networking, electronic voting systems, and we are also actively engaged in the policy side of security issues. We collaborate widely, as computer security issues have broad impact well beyond traditional computer science.


The Rice computer security lab is supported by the National Science Foundation (grants CNS-1117943 and CNS-0964566) as well as by generous corporate support from Samsung and Microsoft.


The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security jointly named the Rice University Computer Security lab a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.

Site Credits

Jayna Wallach designed our “Sherlock Owl” logo.

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