Mahadev's broad theme of research is in cryptographic possibilities of quantum information, a topic of considerable interest in the field. She has built new quantum cryptographic primitives by adapting and extending techniques from modern classical cryptography and has pioneered two widely acclaimed fundamental breakthroughs: 1) Quantum homomorphic encryption (i.e., computing on encrypted data) and 2) Verifiable delegation of quantum computation. Mahadev plans to focus her future research efforts on exploring problems in the intersection of theoretical computer science and quantum computing.
- Extended Reunion: The Quantum Wave in Computing, Summer 2022. Visiting Scientist and Workshop Organizer.
- The Quantum Wave in Computing, Spring 2020. Microsoft Research Fellow.
- Summer Cluster: Challenges in Quantum Computation, Summer 2018. Visiting Graduate Student.
- Quantum Hamiltonian Complexity, Spring 2014. Visiting Graduate Student.