Gilad Asharov is an incoming postdoctoral research scientist in the department of computer science at Cornell Tech. He completed his Ph.D. at Bar-Ilan University in Israel under the supervision of Yehuda Lindell. He spent a few months as a postdoctoral researcher at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center.
His research interests are in the field of cryptography, with a focus on secure protocols. His research concentrates on feasibility, including the question of what cryptographic tasks can and cannot be realized under various cryptographic assumptions, and on efficiency, including design and optimization of highly efficient cryptographic protocols that have a rigorous proof of security. He also studies the interplay of cryptography and related fields, such as computational complexity, data structures, game theory and computer networks.