BS, Harvey Mudd College; MS, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Matt Wright is Chair and Professor of Cybersecurity. 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 $2.9 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
July 24, 2023
New cybersecurity department and degree names align with evolving industry
Cybersecurity is no longer a buzzword—it’s the dominant industry term. That’s why RIT’s computing security degrees and department have adopted new names. The transition from “computing security” to “cybersecurity” will help RIT align with the ever-changing demands of the cybersecurity industry.
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.
November 10, 2023
Wright presents on misinformation in elections
June 15, 2023
GCCIS team presents at security symposium
July 21, 2022
Shahriyar, Wright publish paper on detecting deepfakes
June 19, 2020
NSF Grant Award