about me

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I am an assistant professor in MIT's EECS department and am a member of CSAIL. My research focuses on computer security, cryptography, and computer systems.


I build systems that use cryptography to empower and protect their users. The projects that excite me the most: (1) serve the interests of the end user, (2) provide strong and precise forms of security, often using new cryptographic ideas, and (3) have impact through real-world deployment.


I have served on the program committees of Oakland 2022, Oakland 2021, CRYPTO 2020, Oakland 2020, and CCS 2018.


Before coming to MIT, I completed my PhD in computer science at Stanford, advised by Dan Boneh. I also spent one year as a postdoc at EPFL, hosted by Bryan Ford.

I graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a B.S. in computer science. Before that, I grew up in Berkeley, California and was a student at Berkeley High School.


A variety of organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, Facebook, and Google, have funded my research.