Jeremiah Blocki

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Jeremiah Blocki completed his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014 under the supervision of Manuel Blum and Anupam Datta. His thesis on Usable Human Authentication explored the following question: Can we develop password management schemes --- systematic user strategies for creating and remembering multiple passwords --- that provably balance security and usability? His general research interests include: cryptography, usable authentication, passwords, differential privacy, game theory and learning theory. One of his more ambitious research goals is to develop cryptographic protocols that are so simple that a human could execute them without receiving assistance from a trusted computer.

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