William Robertson

Assistant Professor
Computer Science
Northeastern University


My name is William Robertson. I work on making systems and the Internet safer.

I co-direct the NEU Systems Security Lab along with Engin Kirda.

My research interests span a broad variety of practical security issues, ranging from systems to mobile devices to the web.

Recent News


I co-chaired ACSAC 2016 with Davide Balzarotti. Thanks to everyone that made the conference a success!

Recent Program Committees

  • 2017 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
  • 2017 USENIX Security Symposium
  • 2017 Network and Distributed System Security Symposium (NDSS)
  • 2016 Annual Computer Security Applications Conference (ACSAC, PC Co-Chair)
  • 2016 ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS)
  • 2016 USENIX Security Symposium


I teach several security courses at Northeastern. I’ve also participated in a number of CTF competitions as part of Shellphish, and have helped to organize other CTFs.

Recent Courses


360 Huntington Ave
132B Nightingale Hall
College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
United States