Ben Kaiser

Computer security and disinformation researcher


I’m a 3rd-year PhD candidate in Computer Science at Princeton University advised by Jonathan Mayer in the Center for Information Technology Policy.

My background is in security and privacy, and my current work is on measuring and responding to online disinformation.

I love to teach and mentor. I’ve taught computing and security basics to students of all ages through CodeCreative, LLCipher, RPISEC, and Princeton INTERFACE, among other groups. At Princeton, I TA’d COS 448 and COS 217 .

In my spare time, I like to make craft cocktails, play tennis, teach tricks to my dog, and read.


  • PhD in Computer Science, In progress

    Princeton University

  • MS in Computer Science, 2015

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • BS in Computer Science, 2015

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


(2020). Adapting Security Warnings to Counter Online Disinformation. In USENIX SEC 2021.


(2020). Identifying Disinformation Websites Using Infrastructure Features. In USENIX FOCI 2020.


(2020). An Empirical Study of Wireless Carrier Authentication for SIM Swaps. In USENIX SOUPS 2020.

PDF Dataset Project website Slides Video

(2018). The Looming Threat of China: An Analysis of Chinese Influence on Bitcoin. On arXiv.

Preprint Code Slides

(2017). Environmental Authentication in Malware. In LATINCRYPT 2017.


(2016). A Formal Framework for Environmentally Sensitive Malware. In RAID 2016.


(2015). Computing on Masked Data to improve the security of big data. In IEEE HST 2015.



  • bkaiser@princeton.edu
  • 312 Sherrerd Hall, Princeton, NJ 08536
  • @bkaiser93