Joseph Jaeger works with professor Stefano Tessaro in the Cryptography Group. He primarily aims to use cryptography to find practical solutions to real-world security problems (though he can occasionally be found attempting to resolve questions of more theoretical interest). His research has included secure messaging, time-memory tradeoffs for the security of encryption, and security against mass surveillance. He received his Ph.D. in 2019 from the University of California, San Diego.
Tianren Liu works with professor Huijia (Rachel) Lin in the Cryptography group. His research focuses on information theoretic cryptography, secret sharing (mainly IT), multi-party computation (both IT and computational), and the (im)possibility of basing cryptography on NP-hardness. Tianren received his Ph.D. in 2019 from MIT working with the Theory of Computation group.