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Why Boston? If you're interested in cryptography, the Boston area is the place to be. Between Northeastern, MIT, Harvard, BU, Brown, Microsoft Research and others, we have the highest concentration of cryptographers in the world, which translates to lots of energy and activity: frequent talks, seminars, advanced-topics courses, research visits etc. This rich environment makes it easy to get exposed to the research activity all around you and to get exposure for your own research. Boston is also a great city for culture, food, entertainment and many other distractions when you need a break from research.
Why Northeastern? Northeastern is an exciting place for both theory and security research. The computer science department has grown considerably in the last 3 years and more growth is expected soon. Our PhD program is designed to get students engaged in research as soon as possible, already within the first year of PhD study. Our faculty care deeply about mentoring PhD students.
Why work with me? I'm interested in a wide range of topics in cryptography. Read the rest of this page to find out more about my research and if it is a good match with your interests. I enjoy working closely with students on fun and challenging problems.
Application Tips: Your application will be read by the PhD committee and sent out to relevant faculty members in your area-of-interest. If you're interested in cryptography, make sure to clearly indicate this on your application, and to explicitly mention my name in your personal statement. It will help if you describe what your goal is in pursuing a PhD, and also a specific topic or idea in cryptography that you find fascinating.