Valerio Pastro's Home Page

Address: Yale University
Department of Computer Science
51 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Office 402
E-mail: valerio (dot) pastro (at) yale (dot) edu
Latest CV: January 2017


I am a postdoc at the Computer Science Department of Yale University, hosted by Mariana Raykova.

Previously, I was a postdoc at Columbia University, hosted by Allison Bishop. In Summer 2015, I participated to the Cryptography program at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing. Before my appointment at Columbia, I was a postdoc at CUNY, hosted by Rosario Gennaro.

I completed my PhD in Computer Science at Aarhus University, under the supervision of Ivan Damgård (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Ronald Cramer (Leiden University / CWI Amsterdam, The Netherlands). From September 2012 until April 2013, I was a visiting student at the Courant Institute (New York University) to work with Yevgeniy Dodis and Oded Regev.

Research Interests

My main research area is cryptography, with a focus on: verifiable cloud computation, secure multiparty computation, secret sharing schemes. Broader interests in computer science and mathematics include applied probability, statistical estimation, algebraic geometry, numerical analysis, distributed algorithms.



During the course of my studies I have been the main organizer of the following study groups:


In Fall 2011, I gave a course on elliptic curves to the PhD students, PostDocs, and Professors in the cryptography and complexity research groups at Aarhus University. More information below: Teaching (undergraduate courses):


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