Maverick Woo is a systems scientist at the CyLab Security and Privacy Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon in 2009 and joined CyLab in 2011. Woo’s current research interests include software security and program analysis, with a focus on algorithm design and budget optimization.

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2009 Ph.D., Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

2000 BA, Engineering, Cornell University


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CMU Engineering

Second round of Secure and Private IoT Initiative funded projects announced

Carnegie Mellon CyLab’s Secure and Private IoT Initiative (IoT@CyLab) has announced its second round of funding, which will support ten IoT-related projects for one year.


Gligor and Woo receive distinguished paper award at NDSS Symposium 2019

CyLab’s Virgil Gligor and Maverick Woo received the distinguished paper award at the Network and Distributed Systems Security (NDSS) Symposium in San Diego, California.

CMU Engineering

CyLab’s Gligor and Woo receive Distinguished Paper Award for breakthrough result on establishing “root of trust”

In a breakthrough study, “Establishing Root of Trust Unconditionally,” CyLab researchers Virgil Gligor and Maverick Woo present a test that can be run on any computing device to show whether the device has been infected with malware or not.