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J. Alex Halderman is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan, and continues to hold an appointment as a Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Professor Halderman has served as a technical expert in federal court, submitted multiple expert reports, and worked as a technical consultant and analyst on several matters. His research focuses on computer security and privacy, with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact society and public policy. He has studied software security, network security, data privacy, anonymity, electronic voting, censorship resistance, digital rights management, computer forensics, ethics, cybercrime, and technological aspects of intellectual property law and government regulation. Professor Halderman's work has received worldwide press coverage. He is widely known for his research into how digital rights management can be a threat to users' security; his analysis of touch-screen voting machines, which demonstrated the first voting machine virus; and his "cold boot" research into recovering data from RAM even while a computer is off. More recently, he revealed security flaws in China's Green Dam Youth Escort censorware software.