Faculty Profile

Andrew Miller

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller
Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
461 Coordinated Science Lab MC 228
1308 W. Main St.
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-4893


  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Primary Research Area

  • Reliable and secure systems - Cryptographic systems and protocols

Research Areas

  • Computer security, privacy, and information trust
  • Cryptographic systems and protocols
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Formal methods and software verification
  • Programming languages
  • Reliable and secure systems

Research Topics

  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Distributed computing and storage systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • An Empirical Analysis of Linkability in the Monero Blockchain. Andrew Miller, Malte Moeser, Kevin Lee, Arvind Narayanan. PoPETS. July 2018

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • TxProbe: Discovering Bitcoin's Network Topology Using Orphan Transactions. Sergi Delgado-Segura, Surya Bakshi, Cristina P￿z-Sol￿James Litton, Andrew Pachulski, Andrew Miller, and Bobby Bhattacharjee. Financial Cryptography and Data Security. February 2019.
  • Sprites and State Channels: Payment Networks that Go Faster than Lightning. Andrew Miller, Iddo Bentov, Surya Bakshi, Ranjit Kumaresan, and Patrick McCorry. Financial Cryptography and Data Security. February 2019.
  • Short Paper: I Can￿t Believe It￿s Not Stake! Resource Exhaustion Attacks on PoS. Sanket Kanjalkar, Joseph Kuo, Yunqi Li, and Andrew Miller. Financial Cryptography and Data Security. February 2019.
  • Measuring Ethereum Network Peers. Seoung Kyun Kim, Zane Ma, Siddharth Murali, Joshua Mason, Andrew Miller and Michael Bailey. IMC. 2018.
  • Atomically Trading with Roger: Gambling on the success of a hardfork. Patrick McCorry, Ethan Heilman, Andrew Miller. Data Privacy Management, International Workshop on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology - CBT'17. September 2017
  • Instantaneous Decentralized Poker. Iddo Bentov, Ranjit Kumaresan, and Andrew Miller. AsiaCrypt. December 2017.
  • Zero-Collateral Lotteries in Bitcoin and Ethereum. Iddo Bentov and Andrew Miller. Security and Privacy on the Blockchain, April 2017.
  • SmartCast: An Incentive Compatible Consensus Protocol Using Smart Contracts. Abhiram Kothapalli, Andrew Miller, and Nikita Borisov. To appear, 1st Workshop on Trusted Smart Contracts, April 2017.
  • Towards an Accountable Software-Defined Networking Architecture. Benjamin Ujcich, Adam Bates, Andrew Miller, William H. Sanders, NETSOFT 2017.
  • The Honey Badger of BFT Protocols. Andrew Miller, Yu Xia, Kyle Croman, Elaine Shi, and Dawn Song. ACM CCS. November 2016
  • Hawk: The Blockchain Model of Cryptography and Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts. Ahmed Kosba, Andrew Miller, Elaine Shi, Zikai Wen, Charalampos Papamanthou. IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland), May 2016.
  • Non-outsourceable Scratch-Off Puzzles to Discourage Bitcoin Mining Coalitions. Andrew Miller, Elaine Shi, Ahmed Kosba, and Jonathan Katz. ACM Computer and Communications Security (CCS), October 2015.
  • SoK: Research Perspectives and Challenges for Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies. Joseph Bonneau, Andrew Miller, Jeremy Clark, Arvind Narayanan, Joshua A. Kroll, Edward W. Felten. IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland), May 2015.
  • Permacoin: Repurposing Bitcoin Work for Long-Term Data Preservation. Andrew Miller, Ari Juels, Elaine Shi, Bryan Parno, Jonathan Katz. IEEE Security & Privacy (Oakland), May 2014.
  • Authenticated Data Structures, Generically. Andrew Miller, Michael Hicks, Jonathan Katz, Elaine Shi. ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL). January, 2014. (project webpage)

Public Service Honors

  • Distinguished Reviewer Award, IEEE Security & Privacy 2018 (May 22, 2018)