I am fortunate to have worked with an amazing set of students and postdocs.

Graduate Students


  • Marshall Ball (2021; PhD Columbia University; CI Fellow, joint with Rachel Lin; now Assistant Professor at New York University)
  • Joseph Jaeger (2019-2021; PhD UC San Diego; now Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech)
  • Aishwarya Thiruvengadam (2017-18; PhD University of Maryland; now Assistant Professor at IIT Madras)
  • Viet Tung Hoang (2015-16; PhD UC Davis; now Assistant Professor at Florida State University)

Interns/visiting students

  • Akira Takahashi (2021-22; PhD student at Aarhus University)
  • Nirvan Tyagi (2020; PhD student at Cornell University)
  • Yu Long Chen (2019-20; PhD student at KU Leuwen)
  • Wei Dai (2019; PhD student at UCSD)
  • Joseph Jaeger (2019; PhD student at UCSD)

Working with me: I am always interested in recruiting strong PhD students to work with me. Usually, I look for students that have at least one of the following: (1) strong theory background, and desire to apply it to cryptography; (2) background on provable security and/or the foundations of cryptography; (3) interests at the intersection of systems, security, and cryptography. I also have a genuine interest in co-advising students working at the intersection of cryptography and other areas. If you are already a UW student, and interested in collaborating, do reach out. If you are not at UW, apply to our graduate program. (Also, feel free to reach out to see whether our interests align, but understand that I am not always able to respond to all e-mails from prospective students.)