Alishah Chator

I am a fourth year PhD student at Johns Hopkins University studying computer science. I am part of the Advanced Research in Cryptography group and advised by Professor Matthew Green. I am currently interested in applied cryptography and broadly on problems in computer security that impact technology policy. In particular, I seek to improve privacy by designing schemes with rigorously proven guarantees and auditing existing schemes to understand how privacy loss arises. Outside of my work at JHU, I have collaborated with Professor Narayanan's group in the CITP at Princeton University in blockchain analysis.

I was previously an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan studying Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics. While there, I worked with Professor J. Alex Halderman, most recently aiding in the development of

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  • How to Squeeze a Crowd: Reducing Bandwidth in Mixing Cryptocurrencies
    Alishah Chator, Matthew Green
    IEEE S&B 2018
  • Don’t Talk to Strangers: On the Challenges of Intelligent Vehicle Authentication
    Alishah Chator, Matthew Green
    VEHITS 2018
  • BlockSci: Design and applications of a blockchain analysis platform
    Harry Kalodner, Steven Goldfeder, Alishah Chator, Malte Möser, Arvind Narayanan