I am an associate professor at UC Berkeley. I am interested in security, systems, and applied cryptography.
I co-founded and co-direct the RISELab
, labs aiming to build secure intelligent systems for the cloud and for the sky of clouds, respectively,
and the DARE
program for promoting diversity and equity.
As faculty, I was awarded the ACM Grace Murray Hopper award 2021
a Sloan Research Fellowship
J. Lepreau Best Paper Award
Distinguished Paper Award
J. and D. Gray Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Computer Science
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
Bakar Faculty Fellowship
, and I was selected to the list of 35 innovators under 35
by MIT Technology Review.
Starting with 2021, I have been a co-founder and the President of Opaque Systems
Starting with 2015, I have been a co-founder (and served as CTO) of PreVeil
Before joining UC Berkeley, I did a one-year postdoc at ETH
Zürich in the System Security group led by Srdjan Capkun
Before that, in 2014, I completed my Ph.D. in computer science at MIT
, my thesis being about building practical systems that compute on encrypted data. My PhD thesis was awarded a George M. Sprowls Award
for best MIT CS doctoral theses.
My advisor was Nickolai
, and I was also fortunate to work closely with Hari Balakrishnan
in systems, and with Shafi Goldwasser
, Yael Kalai
, and Vinod Vaikuntanathan
I earned my
Masters of Engineering in Computer Science in 2010 and my two Bachelors in
Computer Science and Mathematics in 2009 also from MIT.
In early 2019, I launched
, a diversity program aiming to match strong undergraduates, many from underrepresented backgrounds, with EECS professors for research. With help from EECS, we developed a web application system for DARE.
As of June 2020, 30 professors
are part of DARE, and a total of about 41 undergraduate students, many from underrepresented backgrounds, have engaged in research with EECS faculty.
I am a Program Chair and organizer of CCS 2020 workshop PPMLP: Privacy-preserving machine learning in practice
- SOSP 2023
- SOSP 2021
- IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2020
- SOSP 2019
- NSDI 2019
- OSDI 2018
- NSDI 2018
- NDSS 2017
- Eurosys 2017
- VLDB 2017
- CCS 2016
- Usenix Security 2016 (also served as the poster chair)
- Eurosys 2016
- IEEE S&P (Oakland) 2015