I am always interested in working with new students. So if you would
like to work with me, please follow this protocol.
If you are not yet a student at NYU, but are interested in
joining our PhD program under my supervision,
Literally, there is very little point in contacting me personally,
since your application will anyway be decided by the admissions
committee. The only exceptions to the above rule, when I encourage you to contact me and introduce
- Please do NOT send me a personal
email, as I cannot admit students on my own. Instead,
Apply to our PhD
Program through official channels, and mention my name in
your personal statment.
- If you are a student of somebody I know well personally and who
encouraged you to contact me.
- If you already worked on some of the problems I actively work in,
and produced some results (i.e., improved one of my previous papers).
- If you have a paper published at the following conferences: STOC,
FOCS, CRYPTO, EUROCRYPT, ASIACRYPT, TCC, PKC, CCS, FSE, SAC, SODA,
ICALP, CCC, SCN, RSA, RANDOM, APPROX.
If you are a perspective (already admitted) or a beginning PhD
(sometimes, even masters) student,
- Start attending our Cryptography
Seminar. This is the best way to get invoilved!
- Consult a short Powerpoint presentation about
Cryptography Group @ NYU and My Personal Interests (Date: March 1,
- Also consult
Cryptography Group at NYU for more information about our group.
- Take one of our Cryptography classes.
- Of course, come to my office and talk to me!
If you are an undergraduate student interested in doing a project in
- Take a basic Cryptography Class (with me or elsewhere). Notice,
you can skip this step if
- you are very good in math (I'll teach you what you need then!), or
- you are interested primarily in implementation and are good at it!
- Send me email or come to my office and talk to me!
If you aren't an NYU student, aren't applying to our PhD program, but
want to make some money doing a summer internship with me, then
- DO EMAIL ME,
unless you want to do it on a volunteer basis.
I cannot hire
untested people from outside NYU, no matter how good you are!