Ghada Almashaqbeh
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Connecticut

Email: ghada.almashaqbeh at
Office: ITE 255
371 Fairfield Way
UBox 4155
Storrs, CT 06269

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UConn. My research interests cover cryptography, computer systems security, and privacy. I received my PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2019, where I was a member of the Cryptography Lab and the Data Science Institute. During the PhD I was fortunate to be advised by Allison Bishop and Tal Malkin (Cryptography lab at Columbia). I also worked closely with Justin Cappos (Secure Systems Lab at NYU).

Before joining UConn, I spent a year exploring the entrepreneurship world. I cofounded CacheCash, a startup that builds a decentralized content delivery network (CDN) service powered by a cryptocurrency. CacheCash was the core work I’ve done for my PhD thesis! I also worked as a Cryptographer at NuCypher, a startup that builds an infrastructure for privacy-preserving applications.

Recruiting: I am looking for self-motivated and talented PhD students, as well as UConn project students. If you are interested in working on timely and real-world problems in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and systems security, feel free to contact me!


November 2020 Thanks to Synchrony for funding our research (Almashaqbeh/PI, Ben Fuller/Co-PI) on "Interoperability of Blockchain-based Systems."
October 2020 Honored to be selected as a speaker at GHC to talk about "Building secure decentralized services and resource markets."
August 2020 Joined UConn's CSE department!