Vitaly Shmatikov is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell Tech. Prior to joining Cornell Tech, he worked at the University of Texas at Austin and SRI International. He obtained his Ph.D. in computer science and M.S. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University Why Cornell Tech? I want to help build a new kind of university, unconstrained by old academic habits and ways of thinking, in a place that is a natural magnet for brilliant people from all over the world.