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Sarah Meiklejohn
E-mail:
smeiklej [at] cs [dot] ucsd [dot] edu
 
Address:
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0404
La Jolla CA 92093
About Me
I am a fifth-year PhD student in Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego, with broad research interests in security and cryptography. I am a member of the Security and Cryptography Group and am jointly advised by Mihir Bellare and Stefan Savage.
 
Before coming to UCSD, I obtained an Sc.M. in Computer Science from Brown University in 2009 under the guidance of Anna Lysyanskaya. I also obtained my Sc.B. in Mathematics from Brown in 2008. I spent the summers of 2011 and 2013 at MSR Redmond, working in the cryptography group with Melissa Chase.
 
I am thrilled to have accepted a faculty position at University College London! I will start in Fall 2014.
Research and Publications
Key-Versatile Signatures and Applications: RKA, KDM, and Joint Enc/Sig
Mihir Bellare, Sarah Meiklejohn, and Susan Thomson
Eurocrypt 2014, to appear.
 
Déjà Q: Using Dual Systems to Revisit q-Type Assumptions
Melissa Chase and Sarah Meiklejohn
Eurocrypt 2014, to appear.
 
Botcoin: Monetizing Stolen Cycles
Danny Yuxing Huang, Hitesh Dharmdasani, Sarah Meiklejohn, Vacha Dave, Chris Grier, Damon McCoy, Stefan Savage, Nicholas Weaver, Alex C. Snoeren, and Kirill Levchenko
NDSS 2014.
 
Rethinking Verifiably Encrypted Signatures: A Gap in Functionality and Potential Solutions (slides)
Theresa Calderon, Sarah Meiklejohn, Hovav Shacham, and Brent Waters
CT-RSA 2014.
 
A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names
Sarah Meiklejohn, Marjori Pomarole, Grant Jordan, Kirill Levchenko, Damon McCoy, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Stefan Savage
USENIX ;login:, December 2013.
 
A Fistful of Bitcoins: Characterizing Payments Among Men with No Names (slides)
Sarah Meiklejohn, Marjori Pomarole, Grant Jordan, Kirill Levchenko, Damon McCoy, Geoffrey M. Voelker, and Stefan Savage
IMC 2013. A Practical Testing Framework for Isolating Hardware Timing Channels
Jason Oberg, Sarah Meiklejohn, Timothy Sherwood, and Ryan Kastner
DATE 2013.
 
Succinct Malleable NIZKs and an Application to Compact Shuffles (slides)
Melissa Chase, Markulf Kohlweiss, Anna Lysyanskaya, and Sarah Meiklejohn
TCC 2013.
 
Verifiable Elections That Scale for Free (slides)
Melissa Chase, Markulf Kohlweiss, Anna Lysyanskaya, and Sarah Meiklejohn
PKC 2013.
 
Malleable Proof Systems and Applications (slides)
Melissa Chase, Markulf Kohlweiss, Anna Lysyanskaya, and Sarah Meiklejohn
Eurocrypt 2012.
 
The Phantom Tollbooth: Privacy-Preserving Electronic Toll Collection in the Presence of Driver Collusion (slides)
Sarah Meiklejohn, Keaton Mowery, Stephen Checkoway, and Hovav Shacham
USENIX Security 2011.
 
Heat of the Moment: Characterizing the Efficacy of Thermal Camera-Based Attacks (slides)
Keaton Mowery, Sarah Meiklejohn, and Stefan Savage
WOOT 2011.
 
Limitations on Transformations from Composite-Order to Prime-Order Groups: The Case of Round-Optimal Blind Signatures (slides)
Sarah Meiklejohn, Hovav Shacham, and David Mandell Freeman
Asiacrypt 2010.
 
ZKPDL: A Language-Based System for Efficient Zero-Knowledge Proofs and Electronic Cash (slides)
Sarah Meiklejohn, C. Chris Erway, Alptekin Küpçü, Theodora Hinkle, and Anna Lysyanskaya
USENIX Security 2010.
 
An Exploration of Group and Ring Signatures
Sarah Meiklejohn
UCSD Research Exam, February 2011.
 
An Extension of the Groth-Sahai Proof System
Sarah Meiklejohn
Brown University Masters thesis, May 2009.