Professor Christina Garman
Christina Garman is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science. She works in cryptographic automation, a new and promising research area designed to help solve many of these issues and make developing secure systems far easier and less error-prone, even for a non-expert.
Her work has focused on the security of deployed cryptographic systems from all aspects, including the evaluation of real systems, improving the tools that we have to design and create them, and actually creating real, deployable systems. Some of her recent work has been on the weaknesses of RC4 in TLS, cryptographic automation, decentralized anonymous e-cash, and decentralized anonymous credentials. She is also one of the co-founders of ZCash, a startup building a cryptocurrency based on Zerocash. Her work has been publicized in The Washington Post, Wired, and The Economist. Prior to joining Purdue, Garman received her PhD in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She received an NSF CAREER Award in 2021 and an ACM CCS Best Paper Award in 2016.