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Nikita Borisov

Nikita Borisov
Born24 December 1977
ResidenceChampaign, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationProfessor, UIUC
Known forOTR

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.

Borisov is an avid runner and completed the Illinois Marathon in April 2018.


  1. ^ Barger, Jorn (February 14, 2005). "Paradigms for Paranoids: Off-the-record messaging". The Register. Retrieved April 23, 2009.

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