Abhishek Jain, an associate professor of computer science, focuses on all aspects of cryptography, with a special interest in secure computation, including functional encryption and program obfuscation. His other interests include security and privacy, as well as related areas of theoretical computer science. Much of his present work focuses on problems related to computing on private data and blockchains. He is a member of the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, the Advanced Research in Cryptography Group, and the Johns Hopkins Algorithms and Complexity group. He is a 2020 recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award and has received Best Paper awards at EUROCRYPT. His work is supported by DARPA, Samsung and a JHU Catalyst Award
Before joining Johns Hopkins, he was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT and Boston University and a consulting researcher at Microsoft Research New England. In 2012, he received his PhD from the University of California Los Angeles, where he was the recipient of the Symantec outstanding graduate student award.