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

Contact:
Email: ghada at uconn.edu
Office: ITE 255
Storrs, CT

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UConn. I am an affiliated member at the Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (CACC) and the Engineering for Human Rights Initiative at UConn. Before joining UConn, I spent a while exploring the entrepreneurship world. I cofounded CacheCash, a startup that came out of my PhD thesis! I also was a Cryptographer at NuCypher. Now, I am a scientific advisor at Sunscreen and The Melon.

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 have Allison Bishop and Tal Malkin as my advisors.

My research interests cover cryptography, computer systems security, and privacy, with a focus on blockchain-based systems and distributed cryptographic protocols.
My research is supported by NSF and UConn Research Excellence Program Award.



Recruiting: I am looking for self-motivated and talented PhD students to join my group for Fall 2022. 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!