David Thaw

Alumni (PhD 2011)


cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyber warfare, administrative law, criminal law, public administration, experimental design and empirical methods


David Thaw is an Associate Research Professor of Law and an Assistant Research Professor of Computing & Information at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an internationally-recognized expert in law and technology. David’s research and scholarship examine issues of cybersecurity regulation, cybercrime, cyber warfare, and related questions of privacy and cyberlaw. In addition to his cybersecurity work, Professor Thaw is also a scholar of administrative and criminal law.

In addition to his I School Ph.D., David holds a J.D. from Berkeley Law, a M.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland.


Comprehensive information regarding Professor Thaw's scholarship, technical and scientific research, teaching and other professional activities are available on his website.


Last updated:

May 16, 2022