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, privacy, and distributed systems. 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 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 to start Fall 2021 or Spring 2022. If you are interested in working on timely and real-world problems in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and systems, feel free to contact me!