Ewa Syta

Computer Science Department
Trinity College


About me

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Trinity College. Previously, I was a Lecturer and Associate Research Scientist in the Computer Science Department at Yale University. I spent the 2019/2020 academic year working with Prof. Amir Herzberg at University of Connecticut.

My research interests lie in computer security and distributed systems. I am particularly interested in the security and privacy issues users face as a result of engaging in online activities as well as building a stronger foundation for systems and networks. I have worked on effective identity management methods, stronger anonymous communication technologies, practical privacy-preserving authentication protocols, scalable public randomness protocols, and ways to keep Internet authorities honest and accountable. Most recently, I have been focusing on blockchain technologies as well as provable security for real-world protocols.

During my PhD at Yale University, I worked in the Dedis Lab. Among other projects, I worked on Dissent, an accountable anonymous group communication protocol. I was co-advised by Professor Bryan Ford and Professor Michael Fischer. You can find my dissertation titled "Identity Management through Privacy-Preserving Authentication" here (PDF).

My free time is filled by my inquisitive preschooler. Most recently, we do lots of reading and writing, in addition to planting the most interesting or fun seeds we can find such as scarlet peony poppy, giant kale or purple corn.

Please feel free to contact me regarding any of my projects, potential collaborations, or just to chat about blockchains, security or privacy.

The best way to contact me is via email at first.last(at)trincoll.edu.