Distinguished Professor of Computer Science
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (courtesy)
Joined department: 1982
BE, Electrical Engineering
American University in Beirut (1975)
MS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University (1980)
PhD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University (1982)
Professor Atallah's current research interests are primarily in information security, and also
include algorithms, parallel computation, and computational geometry. His work in information
security centers on protocols for online collaborations between entities that do not completely trust
each other, on key management issues in access control, and on watermarking digital objects
(particularly non-media, such as relational data and natural language text). A Fellow of both the ACM
and IEEE, he has served on the editorial boards of top journals, and on the program committees of top
conferences and workshops. He was keynote and invited speaker at many national and international
meetings, and a speaker nine times in the Distinguished Colloquium Series of top Computer Science
Departments. He was selected in 1999 as one of the best teachers in the history of Purdue University
and included in Purdue's Book of Great Teachers, a permanent wall display of Purdue's best teachers
past and present. He is a co-founder of Arxan Technologies Inc.
Marina Blanton, Mikhail J. Atallah, Keith B. Frikken, Qutaibah M. Malluhi, "Secure and Efficient
Outsourcing of Sequence Comparisons", Proc. 17th European Symposium on Research in Computer
Security (ESORICS 2012), Pisa, Italy, September 2012, pp. 505-522.
Hao Yuan, Mikhail J. Atallah, "Running Max/Min Filters Using 1+o(1) Comparisons per Sample", IEEE
Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Volume 33, No. 12, 2011, pp.
Hao Yuan, Mikhail J. Atallah, "Data Structures for Range Minimum Queries in Multidimensional Arrays",
Proc. of Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA 2010), Austin, Texas, 2010,
Daniel Aliaga and Mikhail J. Atallah, RI: Small: A Computational Framework for Marking Physical
Objects against Counterfeiting and Tampering, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2009-8/31/2013.
Mikhail J. Atallah, Trusted Computation-Intensive Services in Cloud Computing Environments,
Qatar National Research Fund, 9/1/2010-8/31/2013.
Wojciech Szpankowski, Ruben Aguilar, Mikhail J. Atallah, Christopher Clifton, Supriyo Datta, Ananth
Y. Grama, Suresh Jagannathan, Jennifer Neville, Yuan Qi, and Doraiswami Ramkrishna, Emerging
Frontiers of Science of Information, National Science Foundation, 8/1/2010-7/31/2015.
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