About me

I’m interested in bridging the gap between research and applied cryptography. In practice, that means designing, reviewing, and implementing privacy-preserving cryptographic protocols. I’m at Google, working on making Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) practical for real-world use. We are trying to do this through a general-purpose FHE Transpiler, as well as through cryptographic and hardware improvements.

I was previously on Google’s security team, doing security reviews and penetration testing for products and cryptography protocols. I enjoy working on zero knowledge proofs - I coauthored the fastest Bulletproofs implementation ever, and have done research on input validation for Secure Aggregation using zero knowledge proofs (ACORN).

I did my undergrad and master’s at MIT. My master’s research was on multiparty computation for private queries, and was supervised by Matei Zaharia and Vinod Vaikuntanathan with the CSAIL Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems (PDOS) lab.

I’m co-organizing the 2023 High Assurance Cryptography Software (HACS) Workshop in Tokyo. For a more complete account of my work, you can download my CV here.

In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, skiing, and circus arts (acroyoga and aerial silks). I occasionally write about my escapades. My brother Maxwell does cool stuff too.