Anna Lysyanskaya

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Anna A. Lysyanskaya is an American cryptographer known for her research on digital signatures and anonymous digital credentials.[1][2] She is a professor of computer science at Brown University.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Lysyanskaya grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine, and came to the US in 1993 to attend Smith College,[2] where she graduated in 1997. She went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for graduate study, earning a master's degree in 1999 and completing her Ph.D. in 2002.[3] Her dissertation, Signature Schemes and Applications to Cryptographic Protocol Design, was supervised by Ron Rivest.[4]


After completing her doctorate, Lysyanskaya joined the Brown University faculty in 2002.[3]

She is a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Cryptologic Research, first elected in 2012, and re-elected for two additional three-year terms in 2015 and 2018.[5] She served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM) through 2021.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Savage, Neil (2007), "Anna Lysyanskaya, 31: Securing online privacy", Innovators under 35, MIT Technology Review
  2. ^ a b Maran, Meredith (September 13, 2017), "Are the Hackers Winning?", Brown Alumni Magazine
  3. ^ a b c "Anna Lysyanskaya, Professor of Computer Science", Researchers@Brown, Brown University, retrieved 2018-11-09
  4. ^ Anna Lysyanskaya at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  5. ^ Board of directors, International Association for Cryptologic Research, retrieved 2018-11-09
  6. ^ ICERM Annual Report May 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021

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