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Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
622 Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120

Mailing Address

Northeastern University
ATTN: Daniel Wichs, 435 ISEC
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Research Interests

  • Modern cryptography
  • Information security


  • PhD in computer science, New York University
  • MS in computer science, Stanford University
  • BS in mathematics, Stanford University


Daniel Wichs is an associate professor of computer science in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center from 2011 to 2013 supported by the prestigious Josef Raviv Memorial Fellowship.

Wichs researches all aspects of modern cryptography, including its theoretical foundations and its applications to information security. His recent research relates to the cryptographic challenges involved in outsourcing data and computation to the cloud. In particular, this includes the construction of homomorphic encryption and signature schemes that allow the cloud to compute on digitally encrypted and signed data while maintaining its privacy and authenticity.