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Alessandra Scafuro

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Office Location

440 Huntington Avenue
363 West Village H
Boston, MA 02115

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Alessandra Scafuro
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Current Research Projects

  • Secure Computation: Explore new approaches for enabling secure computation that have better performance and stronger security guarantees.
  • Black-box cryptographic protocols: Devise protocols that use their underlying cryptographic primitives just as black boxes so that they can be later instantiated with any software/hardware implementation.
  • Security in presence of subversion: Analyze the security properties that can be preserved when the parameters used in a cryptographic protocol are not generated honestly (i.e., they are subverted).

Research Interests

All aspects of modern cryptography.


  • PhD in Computer Science, University of Salerno – Italy
  • MSCS, University of Salerno – Italy
  • BSCS, University of Salerno – Italy


Alessandra Scafuro is a post-doctoral researcher at Northeastern University and Boston University, collaborating with Professor Daniel Wichs. Prior to joining Northeastern she was a post-doctoral researcher at UCLA. She received her PhD in Computer Science from University of Salerno in 2013.