Valeria Nikolaenko, M.S.

Valeria Nikolaenko received her B.S. degree from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University and M.S. degree from the Academic University of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Valeria is currently a third-year Ph.D. student at Stanford University, working on cryptography with a focus on computing on encrypted data. Nikolaenko developed a new cryptographic primitive called ‘fully key-homomorphic encryption’ that has powerful applications to public-key cryptography and secure two-party computation. She also built practical systems for running machine learning algorithms on encrypted data. Her results appeared in major conferences in her area (IEEE S&P 2013, ACM CCS 2013, EUROCRYPT 2014).

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