Assistant Professor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences; Nickerson Scholar
B.S., University of Southern California, 2010; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2018. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 2019-20; Assistant Professor, 2020-; Nickerson Scholar, 2021-.
Mahadev's broad theme of research is in cryptographic possibilities of quantum information, a topic of considerable interest in the field. She has built new quantum cryptographic primitives by adapting and extending techniques from modern classical cryptography and has pioneered two widely acclaimed fundamental breakthroughs: 1) Quantum homomorphic encryption (i.e., computing on encrypted data) and 2) Verifiable delegation of quantum computation. Mahadev plans to focus her future research efforts on exploring problems in the intersection of theoretical computer science and quantum computing.
CS/IDS 153 – Current Topics in Theoretical Computer Science
CMS/CS/IDS 139 – Analysis and Design of Algorithms