Nicholas Ward (강한진)

Hi! I'm Nick. I'm a second-year masters student in computer science at UC Berkeley, advised by Alessandro Chiesa. My research focuses on cryptography, specifically succinct argument systems (also known as zkSNARKs and, colloquially, as zero-knowledge proofs) and their applications to blockchain systems. My Erdős Number is four. I am an entirely different person from Nick Spooner.

I love teaching, and in the past I've been an (under)graduate student instructor for CS 61A, 70, 161, and 170. This fall, I'm a GSI for CS 276, a graduate cryptography course.

Outside of school, I love running and baking, and am heavily involved with my church and campus fellowship. I'm also a very casual fan of poetry.