Stefano Tessaro

Associate Professor
Paul G. Allen Career Development Professor
Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

I work on cryptography, computer security, and theoretical computer science. A common theme of my research are theoretical problems motivated by practical applications of cryptography. I am also broadly interested in the design of privacy-preserving systems and cryptographic protocols, and in the foundations of cryptography.

I co-lead the cryptography group at UW, along with Andrea Coladangelo and Huijia Lin. I am also a member of the theory group.

My research has been supported by several NSF awards (including the CAREER award), a Sloan Fellowship, a Hellman Fellowship, and research awards from CISCO, JP Morgan, and Microsoft.

My publications are available. See also my DBLP entry. You can also check out my (often outdated) CV.

Short bio: I joined UW in Winter 2019, after five lovely years as an assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara. Even earlier, I was a research scientist at MIT CSAIL and a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Diego. I completed my PhD in 2010 at ETH Zurich.

Current teaching:

CSE 644 (Allen Center)
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195-2350
(206) 543-0373
Twitter: @StefanoMTessaro