Ghada Almashaqbeh

Email: ghada at

I am a PhD candidate in the Cryptography Lab at the Computer Science Department, Columbia University. I am fortunate to be advised by Allison Bishop (Proof Trading and Cryptography lab at Columbia), Tal Malkin (Cryptography lab at Columbia), and Justin Cappos (Secure Systems Lab at NYU).

Before joining Columbia I spent my first year in the PhD at University of Notre Dame, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, where I was advised by Marina Blanton.

Research Interest -

I am interested in theory and applied cryptography, security, and distributed systems. I work on interdisciplinary projects that combine knowledge from various fields toward the design of secure systems and protocols.

Projects and Publications -

My current projects are related to cryptocurrencies, secure multiparty computation, and basing cryptography on biological assumptions.

My prior projects were related to wireless networks and network security. Check here for a full list of my publications.

"In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not."
- Albert Einstein