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Contact

Email: nickolai at csail mit edu

32 Vassar Street, Room 32-G994
Cambridge, MA  02139
(617) 253-6005

Bio

Nickolai Zeldovich is an Associate Professor at MIT's department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a member of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research interests are in building practical secure systems, from operating systems and hardware to programming languages and security analysis tools. He received his PhD from Stanford University in 2008, where he developed HiStar, an operating system designed to minimize the amount of trusted code by controlling information flow. In 2005, he co-founded MokaFive, a company focused on improving desktop management and mobility using x86 virtualization. Prof. Zeldovich received a Sloan fellowship (2010), an NSF CAREER award (2011), the MIT EECS Spira teaching award (2013), and the MIT Edgerton faculty achievement award (2014).

Teaching

Spring 2015: 6.888: Certified Systems Software
IAP 2015: 6.148: Web programming competition (faculty sponsor)
Fall 2014: 6.858: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2014: 6.824: Distributed Systems
IAP 2014: 6.470: Web programming competition (faculty sponsor)
Fall 2013: 6.858: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2013: Junior Faculty Research Leave
IAP 2013: 6.470: Web programming competition (faculty sponsor)
Fall 2012: 6.858: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2012: 6.033: Computer Systems Engineering
IAP 2012: 6.470: Web programming competition (faculty sponsor)
Fall 2011: 6.858: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2011: 6.033: Computer Systems Engineering
IAP 2011: 6.470: Web programming competition (faculty sponsor)
Fall 2010: 6.858: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2010: 6.857: Computer and Network Security
IAP 2010: Introduction to multicore research with Beehive
Fall 2009: 6.893: Computer Systems Security
Spring 2009: 6.033: Computer Systems Engineering
Fall 2008: 6.828: Operating System Engineering

Students

I advise a number of undergraduate, M.Eng., and Ph.D. students in the CSS and PDOS research groups.

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Prospective students

Support

My research is supported by Google, Quanta Computer, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, QCRI, NSF, DARPA, and Northrop Grumman.