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    Rosario Gennaro, Ph.D.

    Professor of Computer Science, City University of New York (CUNY)

    Director, Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS)

   Office: Shepard Hall, 279, 212-650-5153
   Email: firstname at ccny.cuny.edu

I received my Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, and was a researcher at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center before joining City College in the Summer of 2012. My research focuses on cryptography and network security and more in general on theoretical computer science. My most recent works address the security of the cloud computing infrastructure, the issues of privacy and anonymity in electronic communication, and proactive security to minimize the effects of system break-ins.


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1996.

M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1993.

Laurea in Matematica, Universita' di Catania, Italy, 1989.


My full publication list can be found on DBLP.

Also see my Google Scholar profile

If you are looking for a paper of mine, try the IACR Eprint repository. If it's not there you can send me email. However, when referring to my papers, please cite the conference or journal version, not the Eprint link (for this reason.)


Spring 2016: CSc 85030 Advanced Cryptography: Digital Currencies.

Fall 2015: CSc 220 Algorithms.

Fall 2014: CSc 486 Introduction to Computational Complexity.

Fall 2013: CSc 486 Introduction to Computational Complexity.


Program Co-Chair for CRYPTO 2014 and CRYPTO 2015.

General Chair for the 2014 Real World Crypto Workshop.

Keynote Speaker at the 2013 Workshop on Trustworthy Clouds and the 2013 International Conference on Cryptology and Network Security (CANS).

Research Opportunities

I am always looking for talented students, either graduate or undergraduate, to work with me.