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 fine-grained user privacy on the Internet. My advisor is Fred Schneider. Other professors on
my committee include Rafael Pass, Andrew Myers, and Mitchel Lasser.
- 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.
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.