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).