Avi Rubin

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Avi Rubin
Rubin (right) at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2006 conference
Aviel David Rubin
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Scientific career
FieldsComputer Science
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins University

Aviel David "Avi" Rubin (born November 8, 1967) is an expert in systems and networking security. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Professor of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University, Technical Director of the Information Security Institute at Johns Hopkins, Director of ACCURATE, and President and co-founder of Independent Security Evaluators. In 2002, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the USENIX Association for a two-year term.

Rubin is credited with bringing to light vulnerabilities in Premier Election Solutions' (formerly Diebold Election Systems) AccuVote electronic voting machines.[1] In 2006, he published a book on his experiences since this event.[2]

In 2012, drawing on his experience as an expert witness in high-tech litigation, Rubin founded the consultancy Harbor Labs "to provide expertise in legal cases, including testimony, reports, source code review and analysis."[3]

As of 2015, Rubin is Director of the Health and Medical Security Lab at Johns Hopkins.[4]

Rubin is a self-professed "poker fanatic" and has competed against professional players on the Poker Night in America television show.[5]


  • 1994, Ph.D., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1991, M.S.E., Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1989, B.S., Computer Science (Honors), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


  1. ^ Kohno, T.; A. Stubblefield; A. D. Rubin; D. S. Wallach (2004). "Analysis of an electronic voting system". IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, 2004. Proceedings. 2004 (PDF). pp. 27–40. CiteSeerX doi:10.1109/SECPRI.2004.1301313. ISBN 978-0-7695-2136-7. ISSN 1081-6011. S2CID 12203239.
  2. ^ Rubin, Aviel David (2006-09-05). Brave New Ballot: The Battle to Safeguard Democracy in the Age of Electronic Voting. Broadway. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-7679-2210-4.
  3. ^ Rubin, Avi (Jan 24, 2012). "Harbor Labs - my new venture".
  4. ^ Health IT Security: What Comes Next
  5. ^ "Living the Poker Dream as a Poker Night in America Guest Star - Cardplayer Lifestyle". 24 November 2014.

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