Eleanor Birrell

Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • Expertise


    Eleanor Birrell studies system security and data privacy. She is interested in the design and development of systems for better managing sensitive data in the modern world. Recent and ongoing projects include investigating user preferences, developing policy languages and building systems for enforcing use-based authorizations.

  • Work


    E. Birrell, A. Gjerdrum, H. Johansen, D. Johansen, R. van Renesse, and F. B. Schneider. SGX Enforcement of Use-based Privacy. In Workshop on Privacy in Electronic Society (WPES), 2018.

    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. 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. 

  • Education


    Ph.D., Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York

    M.S., Cornell University
    Ithaca, New York

    B.A. Harvard University
    Cambridge, Massachusetts