Meet the Innovators Under 35

Zakir Durumeric, University of Michigan

A computer scientist sees a way to improve online security.

Zakir Durumeric, PhD Candidate in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Zakir Durumeric is a PhD candidate in computer science at the University of Michigan and the 2014 Google PhD Fellow in Computer Security. His research focuses on security and privacy, particularly developing and using quantitative, measurement-driven approaches to better understand and improve network security. Durumeric is widely known for creating ZMap, an Internet-wide network scanner capable of scanning the entire public Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) address space in minutes. He is the lead maintainer of the ZMap open-source project and the Internet-Wide Scan Data Repository. He received a bachelor's degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Iowa in 2011 and a master's degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2013.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.