Security and Cryptography

Welcome to the web page for security and cryptography research in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California at San Diego. Our group conducts research in areas spanning from theory to practice: we work on the theoretical foundations of cryptography; the development and analysis of cryptographic protocols and algorithms; and on applied cryptography, systems security, and network security. In line with our broad security-related research interests, we are affiliated and actively collaborate with the Theory Group, Programming Systems and the Systems and Networking Group here at UCSD.

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Mihir Bellare
Nadia Heninger
Russell Impagliazzo
Daniele Micciancio
Stefan Savage
Aaron Schulman
Alex C. Snoeren
Deian Stefan
Geoffrey M. Voelker
Affiliated Faculty
kc claffy
Kamalika Chaudhuri
Ranjit Jhala
Ryan Kastner
Sorin Lerner
Nadia Polikarpova
Steven Swanson
Dean Tullsen
Yiying Zhang
Yuanyuan Zhou
Adjunct Faculty
Kirill Levchenko Hovav Shacham
Scientists, Postdocs and Research Staff
Klaus von Gleissenthall Cindy Moore
PhD Students
Gautam Akiwate
Vivek Arte
Nishant Bhaskar
Sunjay Cauligi
Wei Dai
Hannah Davis
Craig Disselkoen
Alex Gamero-Garrido
Stewart Grant
Marcella Hastings
Evan Johnson
Baiyu Li
Guo "Vector" Li
Enze Alex Liu
Ariana Mirian
Shravan Narayan
Ruth Ng
Audrey Randall
John Renner
Keegan Ryan
Mark Schultz
Bingyu Shen
Michael Smith
Jessica Sorrell
Igors Stepanovs
George Sullivan
Chengcheng Xiang
Recent Alumni
Brian Kantor (retired 2018) → ARDC
Björn Tackmann (postdoc 2014–2016) IBM Research Zurich

Wilson Lian (Ph.D. 2016)Google
Karyn Benson (Ph.D. 2016)Akamai

Neha Chachra (Ph.D. 2015)Facebook
Matthew Der (Ph.D. 2015)
Tristan Halvorson (Ph.D. 2015)Google
He Liu (Lonnie) (Ph.D. 2015)Google
Keaton Mowery (Ph.D. 2015) Apple
Bhanu Vattikonda (Ph.D. 2015)Apple

Léo Ducas (postdoc 2013–2014) CWI Amsterdam
Viet Tung Hoang (postdoc 2013–2014) UMD/Georgetown (postdoc)UCSB (postdoc) → Florida State University

Sriram Keelveedhi (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Do-kyum Kim (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Feng Lu (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Sarah Meiklejohn (Ph.D. 2014)UCL
Jason Oberg (Ph.D. 2014)Tortuga Logic
David Wang (Ph.D. 2014)Google
Qing Zhang (Ph.D. 2014)Google

Vacha Dave (Postdoc 2013)Microsoft
Christian Kreibich (Researcher 2012–2013)
Nicholas Weaver (Researcher 2012–2013)ICSI

Vinh The Lam (Ph.D. 2013)Google
Petros Mol (Ph.D. 2013)Google
Andreas Pitsillidis (Ph.D. 2013)Google
Gjergji Zyba (Ph.D. 2013)Meraki

Jacob Maskiewicz (M.S. 2016) Facebook

Ian Foster (M.S. 2015) Salesforce
Radheshyam Balasundaram (M.S. 2015) Google

Chris Gardner (M.S. 2014) Arris
Devin Lundberg (M.S. 2014) Pinterest

Michael Goldberg (M.S. 2013) Google

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Recent Publications

Measuring Security Practices and How They Impact Security, Louis F. DeKoven, Audrey Randall, Ariana Mirian, Gautam Akiwate, Ansel Blume, Lawrence K. Saul, Aaron Schulman, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Stefan Savage, Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2019.

Triton: A Software-Reconfigurable Federated Avionics Testbed, Sam Crow, Brown Farinholt, Brian Johannesmeyer, Karl Koscher, Stephen Checkoway, Stefan Savage, Aaron Schulman, Alex C. Snoeren, and Kirill Levchenko, Proceedings of Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET), Santa Clara, CA, August 2019.

Detecting and Characterizing Lateral Phishing at Scale, Grant Ho, Asaf Cidon, Lior Gavish, Marco Schweighauser, Vern Paxson, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and David Wagner, Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, August 2019. (Distinguished paper).

Reading the Tea Leaves: A Comparative Analysis of Threat Intelligence, Vector Guo Li, Matthew Dunn, Paul Pearce, Damon McCoy, Geoffrey M. Voelker, Stefan Savage, and Kirill Levchenko, Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, August 2019.

"Please Pay Inside": Evaluating Bluetooth-based Detection of Gas Pump Skimmers, Nishant Bhaskar, Maxwell Bland, Kirill Levchenko, and Aaron Schulman, Proceedings of the USENIX Security Symposium, Santa Clara, CA, August 2019.

Hack for Hire: Exploring the Emerging Market for Account Hijacking, Ariana Mirian, Joe DeBlasio, Stefan Savage, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Kurt Thomas, Proceedings of the Web Conference (WWW), San Francisco, CA, May 2019.

Homomorphic Encryption for Finite Automata, Nicholas Genise, Craig Gentry, Shai Halevi, Baiyu Li, and Daniele Micciancio, IACR Cryptology ePrint Archive 2019:176, 2019.

Symbolic Encryption with Pseudorandom Keys, Daniele Micciancio, Proceedings of Eurocrypt 2019, Darmstadt, Germany, May 2019.

Building an efficient lattice gadget toolkit: Subgaussian sampling and more, Nicholas Genise, Daniele Micciancio, and Yuriy Polyakov, Proceedings of Eurocrypt 2019, Darmstadt, Germany, May 2019.

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