Otter Cliff, Acadia NP, Maine, USA. 2018. Joseph Bonneau
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I teach and do research on all things security, especially applied cryptography, security economics and human factors. I'm interested in making systems more trustworthy and transparent, particularly encrypted communication tools, cryptocurrencies, and HTTPS and PKI on the web. My past research has spanned passwords and authentication, side-channel cryptanalysis, protocol verification, software obfuscation, and privacy in social networks. I'm co-author of a textbook on cryptocurrencies which you can read for free online.

I'm always looking for great students to work with. If you're a prospective PhD student or post-doc, or a current NYU undergrad or master's student, please get in touch to see if we can find a project to work together on. Do include something you learned from my "about" page so I know haven't spammed every faculty web page you can find.


2017- Assistant Professor NYU Courant Institute
2014- Tech Fellow EFF
2015-2016 Postdoc Stanford Applied Crypto Group (Dan Boneh)
2014-2015 Postdoc Princeton CITP (Arvind Narayanan)
2012-2014 Engineer Google Security Team
2008-2012 PhD Cambridge Security Group (Ross Anderson)
2007-2008 Cryptographer Cryptography Research
2002-2006 BS, MS Stanford Computer Science

Selected publications