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Xiao Wang

Assistant Professor of Computer Science (beginning August 1, 2019)


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3121
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Computer Science


Post-doctoral Fellowship in Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Boston University, Boston, MA.

PhD in Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

B.E. in Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China.


I will being in Fall of 2019 as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Northwestern University. I'm currently conducting a joint post-doctoral fellowship with Vinod Vaikuntanathan at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ran Canetti at Boston University. I was a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, where I was advised by Professor Jonathan Katz. My research interests focus on applied cryptography, specifically on designing efficient privacy-preserving systems based on secure multi-party computation. For this work, I received a Best Paper Award in Applied Cyber Security at CSAW 2015, an iDASH Competition Award in 2015, a Human Longevity Inc. Award for MPC in 2016, and an ACM CCS Best Paper Award in 2017.

Research Interests

Computer security, privacy, and cryptography