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Thomas Ristenpart

Associate Professor at Cornell Tech and the Department of Computer Science, Cornell University.

Contact info:

273 Bloomberg Center
2 West Loop Road
New York, NY 10044

My research is in computer security, with recent topics including cloud computing security, applied and theoretical cryptography, and privacy.

Interested in Cornell for your PhD?

Thanks to the Sloan Foundation for their support of my work via a 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship!

I'm a co-PI for the NSF-funded Frontier Project Silver focused on security in cloud computing. We are holding a curriculum development workshop this coming summer on the topic of cloud computing security. If you are interested, check it out here.

I'm a signatory on a letter calling for surveillance reforms by US academics in computer security and cryptography. See also our survey article on surreptitiously weakening cryptographic systems.

See my full list of publications or check out some descriptions of my work here.