BE American University in BeirutElectrical Engineering (1975)
MS The Johns Hopkins UniversityElectrical Engineering and Computer Science (1980)
PhD The Johns Hopkins UniversityElectrical Engineering and Computer Science (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. 2544-2548.
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, pp. 150-160.
Mikhail J. Atallah , CPS: Synergy: Foundations of Cyber-Physical Infrastructure for Creative Design and Making of Cyber-physical Products, National Science Foundation, 09/01/2013-08/31/2017
Wojciech Szpankowski, Mikhail J. Atallah, Aditya P. Mathur, Vernon J. Rego, Ananth Y. Grama, Yuan Qi, Clifton W. Bingham, Suresh Jagannathan, and Jennifer L. Neville , Emerging Frontiers of Science of Information, National Science Foundation, 08/01/2010-07/31/2016