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Michael Farb

Research Programmer, CyLab


Michael Farb

Research Areas


Cross Cutting Thrusts

Cryptography, Usable Privacy and Security


Michael W. Farb joined Carnegie Mellon CyLab as a Research Programmer in 2010. He received his BA from Beloit College in 1995, and as a mobile device software developer, has worked in publishing, transportation, and security. While at NuvoMedia, a pioneering digital publisher of the late 90's, Michael created software to manufacture their Rocket eBook reading devices. At FedEx Ground, Michael built mobile software for 3 generations of pickup and delivery scanners, and created mobile applications to replace mainframe processes that manage delivery quality. He now is working with researchers at CyLab to provide smartphone end-users with practical solutions for securely exchanging their identity data.


Current research:

Research Projects

SafeSlinger: Easy-to-Use and Secure Public-Key Exchange

Research Area: Mobility
Cross Cutting Thrusts: Usable Privacy and Security | Cryptography
Researchers: Michael Farb, Adrian Perrig, Jonathan McCune, Tiffany Hyun-Jin Kim, Yue-Hsun Lin