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David Wu

Assistant Professor

David Wu is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He is broadly interested in applied and theoretical cryptography as well as computer security. Previously, David received a PhD in computer science from Stanford University in 2018 and was an assistant professor at the University of Virginia from 2019 to 2021. He has received the NSF CAREER Award, the Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship, and a Google Research Scholar Award. His work has been recognized with a Best Paper Award at CRYPTO (2022), two Best Young-Researcher Paper Awards at CRYPTO (2017, 2018) and an Outstanding Paper Award at ESORICS (2016).


Research Areas:
Research Interests:

Theoretical and applied cryptography; computer security.

Select Publications

Sijun Tan, Brian Knott, Yuan Tian, and David J. Wu. 2021. CryptGPU: Fast Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning on the GPU. IEEE Security and Privacy ("Oakland").

Ohad Barta, Yuval Ishai, Rafail Ostrovsky, and David J. Wu. 2020. On Succinct Arguments and Witness Encryption from Groups. CRYPTO.

Benoît Libert, Alain Passelègue, Hoeteck Wee, and David J. Wu. 2020. New Constructions of Statistical NIZKs: Dual-Mode DV-NIZKs and More. EUROCRYPT.

Alex Lombardi, Willy Quach, Ron D. Rothblum, Daniel Wichs, and David J. Wu. 2019. New Constructions of Reusable Designated-Verifier NIZKs. CRYPTO.

Sam Kim and David J. Wu. 2018. Multi-Theorem Preprocessing NIZKs from Lattices. CRYPTO.

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 - Best Paper Award, CRYPTO
  • 2021 - Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow
  • 2021 - NSF CAREER Award
  • 2018 - Best Young-Researcher Paper Award, CRYPTO
  • 2017 - Best Young-Researcher Paper Award, CRYPTO
  • 2016 - Outstanding Paper Award, ESORICS

Contact Info

David Wu
Assistant Professor, Faculty Fellowship #5
GDC 6.808