Penn's Security and Privacy Lab

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.


  • Anonymous communication
  • Blockchains
  • Differential privacy
  • Multiparty computation
  • Private federated analytics
  • Private information retrieval
  • Zero-knowledge proofs
  • Programming language security
  • Formal verification




Andrew Beams Senior Blockchain Engineer, Visa Research
Ang Chen Assistant Professor, Rice University
Antonis Papadimitriou Research Scientist, Intel Labs
Ariel Feldman → Assistant Professor, University of Chicago
Arjun Narayan CEO,
Daniel Genkin Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Edo Roth Software Engineer, Google
John Sonchack Postdoc, Princeton University
Ke Zhong Security Engineer, Snap
Luke Valenta Systems Engineer, Cloudflare
Marcella Hastings Research Engineer, Galois
Mingchen Zhao → Research Scientist, Facebook
Nathaniel Dautenhahn Assistant Professor, Rice University
Nikos Vasilakis Assistant Professor, Brown University
Sandy Clark Research Scientist, Apple
Shaanan Cohney Assistant Professor, University of Melbourne
Varad Deshpande Software Engineer, Amazon
Yang (Jack) Wu Research Scientist, Facebook
Yifeng Mao PhD student, Imperial College London