Research Interests

My research aims to enable collaboration between distrusting parties. From sharing and searching over private data, to computing joint results over inputs provided by multiple parties, I aim to build provably secure protocols to enable these tasks to be done while preserving privacy. I am interested both in the foundational questions of what is possible at all and based on what cryptographic assumption as well as the application-motivated goals of making this technology practical for real-world applications.


About Me

I joined George Washington University in Fall 2018. Prior to that, I was a research scientist in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where I worked on applying tools from theoretical cryptography for practical applications. I received my PhD in August 2011 under Jonathan Katz in the Computer Science department at the University of Maryland. My PhD thesis studied the limitations of blackbox and non-blackbox cryptographic constructions.

For more information please browse my CV.



Book Chapters:

  • "Cryptography for Big Data Security"
    with Ariel Hamlin, Nabil Schear, Emily Shen, Mayank Varia, and Sophia Yakoubov
    In Big Data: Storage, Sharing, and Security, F. Hu, ed., Taylor & Francis LLC, CRC Press, 2016.

Journal Articles:


Technical Reports

  • "Can Smartphones and Privacy Coexist?"
    with Rebecca Balebako, Anne Boustead, Robert K Cunningham, William Welser IV, Richard Housley, Richard Shay, Chad Spensky, Karlyn D Stanley, Jeffrey Stewart, Ari Trachtenberg, and Zev Winkelman
    RAND Corporation Technical Report, 2016.