Rinku Dewri

Associate Professor

  • Faculty
  • Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Department of Computer Science

What I do

Explore security and privacy issues in current and emerging domains related to computer science.


Information security and privacy

Professional Biography

Rinku Dewri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Denver. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.


  • Ph.D., Computer Science, Colorado State University, 2010
  • BS, Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology, 2004
  • MS, Mathematics and Computing, Indian Institute of Technology, 2004


Dewri's research has broadly centered around computer security and data privacy. He has worked on network security provisioning, privacy of data sharing solutions, private sharing of location data, inference risks in “so-called” anonymous data collection, all with the purpose of demonstrating that security and privacy does not come for free, as in there is always an operational cost involved, and quantitatively understanding this cost-benefit play is critical to make any solution attractive for adoption.

Dewri is currently involved in

i) exploring scalable infrastructures to facilitate privacy-preserving linkage of medical data across organizational boundaries, and

ii) exploring systematic approaches to create situational awareness in the rapidly expanding network of Internet connected devices.

Featured Publications

  • Location Privacy for Rank-based Geo-Query Systems
  • A Graph Traversal Attack on Bloom Filter Based Medical Data Aggregation
  • Linking Health Records for Federated Query Processing
  • Exploiting Service Similarity for Privacy in Location Based Search Queries
  • Dynamic Security Risk Management Using Bayesian Attack Graphs