Alin Tomescu

PhD Candidate
Computation Structures Group (CSG)
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

32 Vassar St., 32-G890
Cambridge, MA 02139
alinush AT csail DOT mit DOT edu

I am a PhD candidate in MIT CSAIL, advised by Professor Srinivas Devadas.
My current research interests are in secure communication, public-key directories, cryptographic puzzles, cryptocurrencies, anonymity and privacy-preserving web applications.
I received an S.M. in EECS from MIT in 2015 and a B.S. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in 2012, where I worked under the guidance of Professor Radu Sion.


Efficient Verifiable Secret Sharing with Share Recovery in BFT Protocols, Soumya Basu, Alin Tomescu, Ittai Abraham, Dahlia Malkhi, Mike Reiter, Emin Gun Sirer, in CCS 2019. [DL ACM] [arXiv]
Transparency Logs via Append-only Authenticated Dictionaries, Alin Tomescu, Vivek Bhupatiraju, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Charalampos Papamanthou, Nikos Triandopoulos, Srinivas Devadas, in CCS 2019. [DL ACM] [IACR ePrint] [CCS slides] [latex] [code]
SBFT: A Scalable and Decentralized Trust Infrastructure, Guy Golan Gueta, Ittai Abraham, Shelly Grossman, Dahlia Malkhi, Benny Pinkas, Michael K. Reiter, Dragos-Adrian Seredinschi, Orr Tamir, Alin Tomescu, in DSN 2019. [arXiv] [bibtex] [code]
Catena: Efficient Non-equivocation via Bitcoin, Alin Tomescu and Srinivas Devadas, in IEEE S&P 2017. [pdf] [latex] [bibtex] [SP slides] [BM slides] [talk] [code]
PriviPK: Certificate-less and secure email communication, Mashael AlSabah, Alin Tomescu, Ilia Lebedev, Dimitrios Serpanos, Srini Devadas, in Computer & Security 2017. [link]
PrivateFS: A Parallel Oblivious File System, Peter Williams, Radu Sion and Alin Tomescu, in ACM CCS 2012. [pdf]


Curriculum vitae (CV)

You can find my CV here.


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