Michael A. Specter

Michael A. Specter is a PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a research assistant in MIT CSAIL's Internet Policy Research Initiative. Specter’s research focuses on systems security issues related to cryptography, privacy, economics, and vulnerability discovery. Prior to joining MIT as a graduate student, he spent six years at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory where his research focused on operating system security, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and vulnerability discovery.