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 (IEX 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