Christina Garman is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Purdue University. Her research interests focus largely on practical and applied cryptography. More specifically, her work has focused on the security of deployed cryptographic systems from all aspects, including the evaluation of real systems, improving the tools that we have to design and create them, and actually creating real, deployable systems. Some of her recent work has been on the weaknesses of RC4 in TLS, cryptographic automation, decentralized anonymous e-cash, and decentralized anonymous credentials. She is also one of the co-founders of ZCash, a startup building a cryptocurrency based on Zerocash. A copy of her CV can be found here [PDF].

While she was there, she did research in a variety of fields, including biomimetics, idempotent matrices, network condition forecasting, and quantum computing. She also played D1 lacrosse and has continued her love for the sport with the club team at Hopkins.