441 Gates Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
I am a PhD candidate in computer science at Cornell
University. Prior to joining the Cornell department, I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in
computer science and mathematics from Harvard University.
My primary research interests lie in the area of theoretical computer science
with a focus on security and privacy. My current work focuses on expressing and enforcing user privacy for shared data. My advisor is Fred Schneider. Other professors on
my committee include Rafael Pass, Andrew Myers, and Mitchel Lasser.
- H. Johansen, E. Birrell, R. van Renesse, F. Schneider, M. Stenhaug, and D. Johansen. Enforcing Privacy Policies with Meta-Code. In Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys), 2015.
- E. Birrell and F. Schneider. Fine-Grained User Privacy from Avenance Tags.
- E. Birrell and F. Schneider. Federated Identity Management Systems: A Privacy-based Characterization.
In IEEE Security & Privacy, Sept/Oct 2013.
- E. Birrell, K.-M. Chung, R. Pass, and S. Telang. Randomness-Dependent Message Security. In Tenth Theory
of Cryptography Conference (TCC), 2013.
- E. Birrell and R. Pass. Approximately Strategy-Proof Voting. In International Joint Conferences on
Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2011.
- E. Birrell and S. Vadhan. Composition of Zero-Knowledge Proofs with Efficient Provers. In Seventh Theory of
Cryptography Conference (TCC), 2010.
I have worked as a Teaching Assistant for CS 5430: System Security (Spring 2015, Spring 2013) and for CS 6830: Cryptography (Fall 2011). Prior to joining the Cornell department, I was a Teaching Fellow for various math and computer science courses at Harvard including Math 1a, Math 1b, Math 21a, Math 21b, CS 105, CS 121, and CS 124.