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.


Towards Scalable Threshold Cryptosystems, Alin Tomescu, Robert Chen, Yiming Zheng, Ittai Abraham, Benny Pinkas, Guy Golan Gueta and Srinivas Devadas, in IEEE S&P 2020. [pdf] [latex] [code]
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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