Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos

Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos 

Nektarios Georgios Tsoutsos, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Delaware

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
139 The Green, Evans Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Department of Computer and Information Sciences
18 Amstel Ave, Smith Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Office: 201H Evans Hall [Map]
Phone: (302) 831–6655
Email: lastname at udel dot edu [PGP]


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Delaware, with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. My research interests are in cybersecurity and applied cryptography, with a special focus in hardware security, trustworthy computing, and privacy outsourcing.

I have received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from New York University, and the M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Columbia University. Before joining UD, I was a postdoctoral associate at NYU where I have been developing secure architectures for private and trustworthy processing of sensitive information using homomorphic encryption. While at NYU, I have also spent time at Intel and the Security Center of Excellence in Hillsboro, OR.


  • Pearl Brownstein Doctoral Research Award for doctoral research showing the greatest promise (NYU)

  • Deborah Rosenthal Award for outstanding performance on the Ph.D. Qualification Exam (NYU)

  • Advisee Honor: 1st Place Award at CSAW Embedded Security Challenge '18 for designing robust covert channels to exfiltrate sensitive data using IoT smart bulbs

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