Nikita Borisov

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Nikita Borisov
Residence Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Professor, UIUC
Known for OTR

Nikita Borisov is a cryptographer and computer security researcher, currently an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). His notable work includes one of the first cryptanalyses of the WEP wireless encryption protocol together with Ian Goldberg and David Wagner, and the design of the Off-the-Record Messaging protocol with Goldberg.[1]

Borisov received a B. Math in computer science and pure math in 1997 from the University of Waterloo. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and 2005, respectively.


  1. Barger, Jorn (February 14, 2005). "Paradigms for Paranoids: Off-the-record messaging". The Register. Retrieved April 23, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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