The security and privacy lab at the University of Pennsylvania performs fundamental research in the areas of cryptography, blockchain, anonymous communication, differential privacy, and programming language security.

Areas of interest

  • Anonymous communication
  • Blockchains
  • Differential privacy

  • Multiparty computation
  • Private federated analytics
  • Private information retrieval

  • Private online advertising
  • Zero-knowledge proofs

People

Core Faculty

Andreas Haeberlen
Andreas Haeberlen
Brett Hemenway Falk
Brett Hemenway Falk
Pratyush Mishra
Pratyush Mishra
Sebastian Angel
Sebastian Angel
Tal Rabin
Tal Rabin

Affiliated Faculty

Aaron Roth
Aaron Roth
Benjamin Pierce
Benjamin Pierce
Jonathan M. Smith
Jonathan M. Smith
Michael Kearns
Michael Kearns
Steve Zdancewic
Steve Zdancewic

Ph.D. Students

Daniel Noble
Daniel Noble
Elizabeth (Eli) Margolin
Elizabeth (Eli) Margolin
Jess Woods
Jess Woods
Eleftherios Ioannidis
Eleftherios Ioannidis
Yiping Ma
Yiping Ma

Alumni

  • Edo Roth - PhD, 2022. Software Engineer, Google
  • Andrew Beams - Masters, 2022. Senior Blockchain Engineer, Visa Research
  • Yifeng Mao - Masters, 2021. PhD student, Imperial College London
  • Marcella Hastings - PhD, 2021. Cryptographic Engineer, Bolt Labs
  • Varad Deshpande - Masters, 2020. Software Engineer, Amazon
  • John Sonchack - PhD, 2020. Postdoc, Princeton University
  • Shaanan Cohney - PhD, 2019. Assistant Professor, University of Melbourne
  • Nikos Vasilakis - PhD, 2019. Assistant Professor, Brown University
  • Luke Valenta - PhD, 2019. Systems Engineer, Cloudflare
  • Nathaniel Dautenhahn - Postdoc, 2018. Assistant Professor, Rice University
  • Daniel Genkin - Postdoc, 2018. Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
  • Ang Chen - PhD, 2018. Assistant Professor, Rice University
  • Yang (Jack) Wu - PhD, 2017. Research Scientist, Facebook
  • Sandy Clark - PhD, 2017. Research Scientist, Apple
  • Mingchen Zhao - PhD, 2017. Research Scientist, Intel Labs
  • Mingchen Zhao - PhD, 2016. Research Scientist, Facebook
  • Arjun Narayan - PhD, 2015. CEO, Materialize.io
  • Ariel Feldman - Postdoc, 2014. Assistant Professor, University of Chicago