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Dachman-Soled, Dana

Dachman-Soled, Dana

Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Maryland Cybersecurity Center
UMIACS
The Institute for Systems Research
5238 Iribe Center
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EDUCATION

  • B.A. in Math and Computer Science from Yeshiva University
  • Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University

BACKGROUND

Dana Dachman-Soled is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. She is a core faculty member in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and is also affiliated with the Institute for Systems Research

Dachman-Soled’s research interests are in cryptography, complexity theory and security. She has broad interests in cryptography including security against physical attacks, post-quantum cryptography, secure multiparty computation, and black-box complexity. Dachman-Soled is also interested in property testing of Boolean functions and cryptographic hardness of learning.

She is supported in part by an NSF CAREER award, a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement award, a financial assistance award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and a research partnership award from Cisco. Dachman-Soled is also the recipient of a Summer 2016 Research and Scholarship (RASA) award. Prior to joining University of Maryland, she spent two years as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. 

Dachman-Soled completed her doctorate in computer science at Columbia University.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • George Corcoran Award for Faculty (2018)
  • Summer Research and Scholarship Award (RASA) (2016)
  • ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award (2015)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2015)
  • Recipient of the FF SEAS Presidential Fellowship (4-year fellowship)

  • Cryptography
  • Security
  • Complexity Theory

  • Towards Non-Black-Box Separations of Public Key Encryption and One Way Functioni
    D. Dachman-Soled
    TCC B-2016

     
  • Non-Malleable Codes for Bounded Depth, Bounded Fan-in Circuits 
    M. Ball, D. Dachman-Soled, M. Kulkarni, T. Malkin 
    Eurocrypt 2016.

     
  • 10-Round Feistel is Indifferentiable from an Ideal Cipher 
    D. Dachman-Soled, J. Katz, A. Thiruvengadam
    Eurocrypt 2016

     
  • Oblivious Network RAM and Leveraging Parallelism to Achieve Obliviousness 
    D. Dachman-Soled, C. Liu, C. Papamanthou, E. Shi, U. Vishkin 
    Asiacrypt 2015

     
  • Leakage-Resilient Circuits Revisited -- Optimal Number of Computing Components without Leak-free Hardware 
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, H. S. Zhou 
    Eurocrypt 2015

     
  • Locally Decodable and Updatable Non-Malleable Codes and Their Applications 
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, E. Shi, H. S. Zhou 
    TCC 2015. 

     
  • Adaptively Secure, Universally Composable, Multi-Party Computation in Constant Rounds 
    D. Dachman-Soled, J. Katz, V. Rao 
    TCC 2015. 

     
  • Approximate resilience, monotonicity, and the complexity of agnostic learning 
    D. Dachman-Soled, V. Feldman, L.Y. Tang, A. Wan, K. Wimmer 
    SODA 2015.

     
  • Feasibility and Infeasibility of Secure Computation with Malicious PUFs 
    D. Dachman-Soled, N. Fleischhacker, J. Katz, A. Lysyanskaya, D. Schröder 
    Crypto 2014.

     
  • Leakage-Tolerant Computation with Input-Independent Preprocessing 
    N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, H. Lin 
    Crypto 2014.

     
  • A Black-Box Construction of a CCA2 Encryption Scheme from a Plaintext Aware Encryption Scheme 
    D. Dachman-Soled 
    PKC 2014.

     
  • On Minimal Assumptions for Sender-Deniable Public Key Encryption 
    D. Dachman-Soled 
    PKC 2014.

     
  • Securing Circuits Against Constant-Rate Tampering 
    D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai 
    CRYPTO 2012.

     
  • Black-Box Construction a Non-Malleable Encryption Scheme from Any Semantically Secure One 
    S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee
    TCC, 2008.

UMD Among Largest Recipients of NSF Funding for Cybersecurity Research and Education

UMD research awards are part of the NSF’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) program

UMD Researchers Awarded $1M from NIST to Work on Next-Generation Cryptography

Katz, Papamanthou and Dachman-Soled will collaborate with NIST on post-quantum cryptography project

Dachman-Soled Wins ORAU Award for Junior Faculty

ECE professor was one of two nominees from the University of Maryland.

Dachman-Soled Wins NSF Career Award

Professor Dana Dachman-Soled has been recognized for her innovative research in non-black-box cryptography.

Clark School Welcomes New Faculty

Ten new faculty members join the Clark School for the 2013-2014 school year.