Stefano Tessaro

Assistant Professor
Culler Professor of Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Harold Frank Hall, Room 1117
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
E-mail: tessaro -(at)- cs -(dot)- ucsb -(dot)- edu

About me

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I currently hold the Glen and Susanne Culler chair. I work on a variety of topics in cryptography. My work also explores connections between cryptography and other disciplines, including theoretical computer science, information theory, and computer security at large.

Before joining UCSB, I was a research scientist at MIT CSAIL, supervised by Shafi Goldwasser. Previously, from October 2010 to January 2012, I was a postdoctoral scholar at UC San Diego working with Mihir Bellare. I completed my PhD in 2010 at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Ueli Maurer. More information is available in my CV (Updated November 2014).

Note: I am always looking for bright and motivated graduate students interested in working under my supervision on topics in cryptography and, more broadly, in theoretical computer science. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me for any questions. (Also check out the current admission information.)


Professional activities

Program committees: ACM CCS 2015 - ACNS 2015 - TCC 2015 - ASIACRYPT 2014 - SCN 2014 - CRYPTO 2014 - IMA CC 2013 - TCC 2013 - CRYPTO 2011
Other activities: TCC 2010 (local organizing committee member)


Current: Binyi Chen (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Viet Tung Hoang (Postdoc). Past: John Retterer-Moore (MS, 2015)