Photo of Alessandro Chiesa Alessandro Chiesa
alexch [at] csail [dot] mit [dot] edu


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I am a fourth-year doctoral student in the Theory of Computation group in CSAIL at MIT. I am interested in cryptography, mechanism design, complexity theory, quantum computation, algorithms, and security. My advisor is Prof. Silvio Micali.

I earned my master's degree in the same group. My master's thesis advisors were Prof. Eran Tromer and Prof. Ron Rivest. In my thesis, I developed a cryptographic framework, proof-carrying data, to secure distributed computations between mutually untrusting and potentially malicious parties. The thesis won the Charles and Jennifer Johnson award for outstanding CS M.Eng. thesis.

I earned my undergraduate degree at MIT and double majored in Mathematics and Computer Science and Engineering, with a concentration in Chinese. Outside of classes and labs, I rowed for the heavyweight varsity crew team at MIT.

Before coming to MIT, I lived in Varese, Italy, where I was born in 1987. While in Italy, I attended the European School of Varese from kindergarten through high school. This school is part of the system of European Schools, which awards students the European Baccalaureate.

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