I’m an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in Computer Engineering and in Computer Science. I’m also an Associate Director of the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3) at Cornell and an advisor to the zcash project. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Cybersecurity Center.
My research interests are broadly in computer security, and focused on the design of secure decentralized systems and cryptocurrencies. I combine techniques from programming languages, cryptography, and distributed computing.