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
November 9, 2022
RIT researcher brings together cybersecurity experts from U.S., Ireland, and Northern Ireland
Professor S. Jay Yang sees collaboration as the key to combating international cybersecurity threats. That’s why the director of global outreach for RIT’s ESL Global Cybersecurity Institute is helping lead an alliance of cybersecurity researchers from the U.S., Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
May 24, 2022
AI-generated images could make it almost impossible to detect fake papers
Chemistry World interviews John Sohrawardi, computing and informational sciences Ph.D. student, and Matthew Wright, professor of computing security, about deepfake technology.
November 6, 2020
RIT receives Knight Foundation award to combat deepfakes
A cybersecurity research team was awarded $200,000 from the Knight Foundation to develop tools that help journalists detect deepfakes.