University of Oregon
Kevin Butler is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information at the University of Oregon. He received his Ph.D. in computer science and engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010. Kevin's research focuses on the security of storage, large-scale systems, and networks. He has also examined malware propagation and web systems, and was a member of the EVEREST study of voting machines for the State of Ohio. Kevin is a past recipient of the Symantec Graduate Fellowship and the Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award, and has been a member of over 20 conference program committees. After receving his M.S. in electrical engineering from Columbia University in 2003, Kevin worked in the Secure Systems Group at AT&T Labs-Research. He also has industrial experience in network operations and research.
Prof. Kevin Butler's research focuses on security issues as they relate to storage systems, large-scale systems architectures, and networks. Recently, he has been exploring how advances in storage technologies can be used to improve the state of systems security. By autonomously enforcing policy, storage devices can ensure the security of data even if the host is compromised. Some of his other research areas of interest include security in interdomain routing, propagation of malicious code through the Internet, applied cryptosystems, and using secure hardware to enforce systems security.