About Me: I am a PhD candidate in the area of cryptography, working under the supervision of Dr Sarah Meiklejohn and Dr Jens Groth. Microsoft Research is supporting my PhD and I am being co-supervised by Dr Markulf Kohlweiss. I spent summer 2017 interning at Microsoft Research with Dr Markulf Kohlweiss. I have been studying as part of the Information Security Group at UCL since November 2015. Before joining UCL I studied for an MSci degree in Mathematics at the University of Bristol. My dissertation was on representations and special functions and was supervised by Dr Yves Tourigny.
Research Interests: I am interested in the design of zero-knowledge proofs and their application to anonymous cryptocurrencies. My best work includes helping design a zk-SNARK that has public parameters which can be adapted to work for any arithmetic circuit circuit, and can be generated in a semi-trustless manner. I am currently looking into how to use zero-knowledge proofs to obtain various different properties in the Zerocoin protocol.
Nearly Linear-Time Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Correct Program Execution. Jonathan Bootle, Andrea Cerulli, Jens Groth, Sune Jakobsen, Mary Maller.
Egalitarian Society or Benevolent Dictatorship: The State of Cryptocurrency Governance. Sarah Azouvi, Mary Maller, Sarah Meiklejohn. The Fifth Workshop on Bitcoin and Blockchain Research 2018.