David Wu

Assistant Professor
David Wu's research interests are in theoretical and applied cryptography. Before joining UT Austin in Fall 2021, David was an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science deparment at the University of Virginia. Before that, he received his PhD in computer science from Stanford in 2018. He is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award in 2021, and his research has been recognized by Best Young-Researcher Paper Awards at CRYPTO 2017 and 2018 as well as an Outstanding Paper Award at ESORICS 2016.


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

2021 - NSF CAREER Award
2018 - Best Young-Researcher Paper Award, CRYPTO
2017 - Best Young-Researcher Paper Award, CRYPTO
2016 - Outstanding Paper Award, ESORICS