Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share by email
Cormac Herley

I am a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. I am interested in data and signal analysis problems that reduce complexity and remove pain points for users. My current interests include economics, authentication, safety and data-driven security. There are links to some papers and projects below.

Before Microsoft I was at HP Labs for five years. I received my PhD from Columbia University, my MSEE from Georgia Tech and my BE from University College Cork, Ireland. 

Here's a short profile of me done by MSR. Some media coverage of my work: All Things Considered (NPR), the Boston Globe, the NY Times, Wired, Ars Technica, theAtlantic, Bloomberg TVThe Economist, the Wall St Journal.

My email is my firstname at microsoft dot com. | @cormacherley

Recent papers:


Users, Security Advice and Avoiding Harm:


Economics of Cybercrime: 

Safety and Security:

P2P and Networking:


Image Processing:



Press Coverage and Other Stuff 

People worth following:

  • NewSchoolSecurity: provocative thinking from some of the smartest people in the field

Favorite things to do around Seattle: