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Purdue University - Discovery Park
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

Christina Garman

Title

Assistant Professor 

Department

Office

LWSN 3154G 

Office Phone

765-49-49580 

Email

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science (2017)
Master of Science in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Computer Science (2013)
Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell University, Mathematics (2011)
Bachelor of Science, Bucknell University, Computer Science and Engineering (2011)
 

Key Areas

Cryptography 

Notable Awards

2016 ACM CCS Best Paper Award
2016 Recipient of CRYPTO Student Stipend
2016 Recipient of Financial Cryptography Student Stipend
2015 Recipient of CRYPTO Student Stipend
2015 Recipient of USENIX Security Symposium Grant for Women
2015 Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society 

Biography

Christina Garman received the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Bucknell University in 2011, completed the Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2013, and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University in 2017. Her research interests focus largely on practical and applied cryptography. More specifically, her work has focused on the security of deployed cryptographic systems from all aspects, including the evaluation of real systems, improving the tools that we have to design and create them, and actually creating real, deployable systems. Some of her recent work has been on the weaknesses of RC4 in TLS, cryptographic automation, decentralized anonymous e-cash, and decentralized anonymous credentials. She is also one of the co-founders of ZCash, a startup building a cryptocurrency based on Zerocash. Her work has been publicized in The Washington Post, Wired, and The Economist, and she received a 2016 ACM CCS Best Paper Award.