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Alan Mislove


Associate Dean of Faculty

Alan Mislove


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
614 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Alan Mislove, 435 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Network measurement
  • Networking
  • Privacy and security issues associated with online social networks


  • PhD in Computer Science, Rice University
  • MS in Computer Science, Rice University
  • BA in Computer Science, Rice University


Alan Mislove is a professor and the associate dean of faculty in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He received his BA, MS, and PhD from Rice University in 2002, 2005, and 2009, respectively. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was a co-founder and Chief Data Architect at Janys Analytics in Boston, Massachusetts.

Mislove’s primary field of interest concerns distributed systems and networks, with a focus on using social networks to enhance the security, privacy, and efficiency of newly emerging systems. He is a core faculty member of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, which forages partnerships with experts in the industry, government, and academia worldwide.

In 2019, Mislove won the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize for IMC ’17 paper for his work on understanding the role of registrars in DNSSEC deployment. His work has been funded by Amazon Web Services, the Army Research Office, the Data Transparency Lab, Facebook, Google, and the NSF. He was a recipient of the NSF Career Award in 2011, and his work has been covered by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CBS Evening News.