BS, Harvey Mudd College; MS, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Matt Wright is Chair and Professor of Computing Security. He graduated with his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts in May, 2005, where he earned his MS in 2002. His dissertation work examined attacks and defenses of systems that provide anonymity online. His other interests include adversarial machine learning and understanding the human element of security. Previously, he earned his BS degree in Computer Science at Harvey Mudd College. He has been the lead investigator on over $2.7 million in externally funded projects, including an NSF CAREER award, and he has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, including numerous contributions in the most prestigious venues focused on computer security and privacy. Learn more: https://sites.google.com/site/matthewkwright/
In the News
April 18, 2023
RIT researchers developing tool to help journalists spot deepfakes
Spectrum News talks to Matthew Wright, chair and professor of computing security, and John Sohrawardi, computing and information sciences Ph.D. student, about deepfake detection.
March 25, 2023
Audio deepfake scams: Criminals are using AI to sound like family and people are falling for it
Euronews interviews Matthew Wright, professor and chair of computing security, about audio deepfake scams and how people can protect themselves.
March 17, 2023
Voice deepfakes are calling – here’s what they are and how to avoid getting scammed
Essay by Matthew Wright, professor and chair, and Christopher Schwartz, postdoctoral research associate, both in the Department of Computing Security, published by The Conversation.
July 21, 2022
Shahriyar, Wright publish paper on detecting deepfakes
June 19, 2020
NSF Grant Award
October 23, 2019
Professor gives keynote speech
October 9, 2019
Cyber threats are real