Professor Dana Dachman-Soled (ECE/UMIACS) is the recipient of a 2015 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for Non-Black-Box Cryptography: Defending Against and Benefiting from Access to Code. The five-year award is worth $495,000.
Regarding the award, Dachman-Soled said, “I am very excited to receive the NSF Faculty Early Career award. This grant will allow me to support and develop my research and educational agenda. I am looking forward to using this opportunity to make an impact in my field.”
Dachman-Soled is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland. Her research interests include cryptography, complexity theory and security. Broadly, she has interests in cryptography including security against physical attacks, secure multiparty computation, and black-box complexity. She is also interested in property testing of Boolean functions and cryptographic hardness of learning.
Dachman-Soled is also affiliated with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, UMIACS, and Computer Science. Prior to joining the University of Maryland, Dachman-Soled spent two years at Microsoft Research New England. She completed her Ph.D. at Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Tal Malkin.
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The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program offers the NSF’s most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
March 27, 2015