Stefano Tessaro

Associate Professor
Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
E-mail: tessaro -(at)- cs -(dot)- washington -(dot)- edu

News: We are running a weekly reading group on cryptography. Feel free to reach out if you want to attend or give a talk.

About me

Research interests: I work on a wide spectrum of problems in cryptography. Most of my research is on theoretical cryptography, though I look more and more at applications. I am particularly excited about theoretical challenges in the design and analysis of practical cryptography, and about applications of complexity theory, discrete mathematics, and information theory to cryptography. I am also broadly interested in the design of privacy-preserving systems.

My research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER award, NSF grants CNS 1423566, CNS 1719146, CNS 1528178, and IIS 1528041, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.

Brief bio: Before joining UW in Winter 2019, I have been an assistant professor at UC Santa Barbara for five years. Even earlier, I was a research scientist at MIT CSAIL, supervised by Shafi Goldwasser, and a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Diego working with Mihir Bellare. I completed my PhD in 2010 at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Ueli Maurer.

More information is available in my CV (check date, may be outdated).


Old classes (at UCSB):

Professional activities

Program committees: EUROCRYPT 2019 - IEEE S&P 2018 - ICITS 2017 - TCC 2017 - CRYPTO 2017 - NDSS 2017 - ACM CCS 2016 - SCN 2016 - ICITS 2016 - ACM CCS 2015 - ACNS 2015 - TCC 2015 - ASIACRYPT 2014 - SCN 2014 - CRYPTO 2014 - IMA CC 2013 - TCC 2013 - CRYPTO 2011
Editorial activities: Journal of Cryptology, Associate Editor
Other activities: TCC 2010 (local organizing committee member)


Current: Binyi Chen (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Pratik Soni (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Benjamin Terner (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin).
Past:Aishwarya Thiruvengadam (Postdoc, 2017-18), Viet Tung Hoang (Postdoc, 2015-16), Wei Dai (MS, 2016), John Retterer-Moore (MS, 2015)