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

Prospective students: If you are interested in working under my supervision on topics in cryptography, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me for any questions. (Also check out the current admission information.)

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.

My research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER award, and NSF grants CNS 1423566, CNS 1528178, and IIS 1528041.

Brief bio: Before joining UCSB in Fall 2013, 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 More information is available in my CV (check date, may be outdated).


Professional activities

Program committees: IEEE S&P 2018 - ICITS 2017 - TCC 2017 - CRYPTO 2017 - NDSS 2017 - ACM CCS 2016 - SCN 2016 - ICITS 2016 - 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: Priyanka Bose (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Binyi Chen (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Pratik Soni (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin), Benjamin Terner (PhD, joint with Huijia Lin).
Past:Viet Tung Hoang (Postdoc, 2015-16), Wei Dai (MS, 2016), John Retterer-Moore (MS, 2015)