I am currently a cryptographer at Heliax, helping to build Anoma.

Research interest: design and analysis of cryptographic protocols, especially regarding security, scalability and privacy of blockchains and their applications.

Recent Professional Bio

In December 2021, I obtained my PhD from UC San Diego, under the supervision of Mihir Bellare.

I have held numerous short-term summer research positions during my PhD: at NTT Research, under the supervision of Tatsuaki Okamoto and Go Yamamoto in 2021; at University of Washington, working with Stefano Tessaro in 2019; at Visa Research, working with Atul Luykx in 2018.

Before I started my PhD, I obtained my Masters at UCSB in 2016, under the supervision of Stefano Tessaro, shortly after obtaining B.S in Computer Science and B.S. in Mathematics from the College of Creative Studies at UCSB a year prior.

Disclaimer regarding name collisions

I am not the author of Crypto++, who is also associated with Bitcoin and b-money, nor am I working at Microsoft Research.