Marshall Ball

marshall.ball at

Department of Computer Science
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at NYU Courant.

My research is in theoretical computer science, particularly the foundations of cryptography and computational complexity.

I completed my PhD at Columbia University, where I was fortunate enough to be advised by Tal Malkin. In the midst of my doctoral studies, I spent two and half years visiting the FACT Center at IDC Herzliya, Israel. After graduating, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Washington, supported by a NSF/CRA Computing Innovation Fellowship, under the guidance of Huijia Lin and Stefano Tessaro.

I'm currently looking for creative and motivated students.


  • A Note on the Complexity of Private Simultaneous Messages with Many Parties
    Marshall Ball, Tim Randolph
    ITC 2022
  • Cryptography from Information Loss
    Marshall Ball, Elette Boyle, Akshay Degwekar, Apoorvaa Deshpande, Alon Rosen, Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Prashant Nalini Vasudevan
    ITCS 2020

Program Committees

  • TCC 2022.
  • CFAIL 2022.
  • ITC 2022.
  • EUROCRYPT 2022.
  • Conference on Information-Theoretic Cryptography (ITC) 2021.
  • EUROCRYPT 2021.
  • Theory of Cryptography Conference (TCC) 2020.
  • Plain Academic