Alessandro Chiesa conducts research in the areas of complexity theory, cryptography, and security, and focuses on the theoretical foundations and practical implementations of zero knowledge proofs that are short and easy to verify. He is a co-inventor of the Zerocash protocol, and is an author of libsnark, the leading open-source library for succinct zero knowledge proofs. He is a co-founder of Zcash and StarkWare Industries.
Research Expertise and Interest
February 16, 2021
Five UC Berkeley assistant professors have been awarded 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships, which are one of the most competitive and prestigious awards available to early career researchers.