Potential Students

I am looking for motivated graduate students with a strong mathemical background and similar research interests. Broadly, my research interests include cryptography, data privacy and security. I like to describe myself as a theoretical computer scientist who is interested in applying fundamental ideas from computer science to address practical problems in usable privacy and security. I am especially interested in developing usable and secure authentication protocols for humans. Are there easy ways for humans to create and remember multiple strong passwords? Can we design secure cryptographic protocols that are so simple that can be run by a human? You can get a general sense of my research interests by reading a few of my recent publications.

Prospective PhD Students: Please apply to the Computer Science Department and indicate that you are interested in working with me on your application form. I also welcome e-mail letting me know that you are applying so that I can take a look at your application.