Joseph Jaeger

I work on cryptography, security, and theoretical computer science. Commonly my research aims to apply the proof-based techniques of theory to better understand or improve the security of real-world protocols. This includes extrapolating formal models to capture novel threats, developing new tools to give precise security analyses within these models, and designing new protocols.

Short bio: Before coming to Georgia Tech, I was a postdoctoral scholar with Stefano Tessaro at the University of Washington. I obtained my PhD in Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego under the guidance of Mihir Bellare. I earned a bachelor's in Computer Science and Mathematics at Rutgers University where David Cash introduced me to the fascinating worlds of cryptography and academic research.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Memory-tight Proofs via Randomness Programming

Ashrujit Ghoshal, Riddhi Ghosal, Joseph Jaeger, Stefano Tessaro
Eurocrypt 2022

Quantum Key-length Extension

Joseph Jaeger, Fang Song, Stefano Tessaro
TCC 2021

Handling Adaptive Compromise for Practical Encryption Schemes

Joseph Jaeger, Nirvan Tyagi
Crypto 2020 Best Paper by Early Career Researchers

The Memory-Tightness of Authenticated Encryption

Ashrujit Ghoshal, Joseph Jaeger, Stefano Tessaro
Crypto 2020

Pact: Privacy sensitive protocols and mechanisms for mobile contact tracing

Justin Chan, Landon Cox, Dean Foster, Shyam Gollakota, Eric Horvitz, Joseph Jaeger, Sham Kakade, Tadayoshi Kohno, John Langford, Jonathan Larson, Puneet Sharma, Sudheesh Singanamalla, Jacob Sunshine, Stefano Tessaro
IEEE Data Engineering Bulletin June 2020

Tight Time-Memory Trade-offs for Symmetric Encryption

Joseph Jaeger, Stefano Tessaro
Eurocrypt 2019

Ratcheted Encryption and Key Exchange: The Security of Messaging

Mihir Bellare, Asha Camper Singh, Joseph Jaeger, Maya Nyayapati, Igors Stepanovs
Crypto 2017

Honey Encryption Beyond Message Recovery Security

Joseph Jaeger, Thomas Ristenpart, Qiang Tang
Eurocrypt 2016

Dynamic Searchable Encryption in Very-Large Databases: Data Structures and Implementation

David Cash, Joseph Jaeger, Stanislaw Jarecki, Charanjit Jutla, Hugo Krawczyk, Marcel-Cătălin Roşu, Michael Steiner
NDSS 2014


I like to juggle.