Anna Lysyanskaya

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

External links[edit]