I am a third-year PhD student in the Computer Science department at UCSD. My advisor is Mihir Bellare.

In September 2016, I received my Master degree in Computer Science at UCSB, advised by Stefano Tessaro. In December 2015, I graduated from the College of Creative Studies with B.S. in Computer Science and B.S. in Mathematics.

I interned at Visa Research during the summer of 2018 and was supervised by Atul Luykx.


  1. The Local Forking Lemma and its Application to Deterministic Encryption (ePrint)

    Mihir Bellare, Wei Dai, and Lucy Li. Asiacrypt 2019.

  2. Defending Against Key Exfiltration: Efficiency Improvements for Big-Key Cryptography via Large-Alphabet Subkey Prediction (ePrint)

    Mihir Bellare and Wei Dai. ACM CCS 2017.

  3. Information-Theoretic Indistinguishability via the Chi-Squared Method (ePrint)

    Wei Dai, Viet Tung Hoang, and Stefano Tessaro. CRYPTO 2017.


  1. Statistical Methods in Cryptography (pdf)

    Master Thesis. College of Engineering, Unviersity of California Santa Barbara, Jun. 2016.

  2. Randomness Extractors - An Exposition (pdf)

    Senior Thesis. College of Creative Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, Oct. 2015. Also published in Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Math Journal (pdf). Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2016.