Christina Garman


Ph.D. Student
Department of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute (JHUISI)

CONTACT

Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute
Malone Hall, Room 319
3400 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

cgarman [AT] cs.jhu.edu

CV

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Advisors: Dr. Matthew D. Green, Dr. Susan Hohenberger
Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
August 2011 - Present

Master of Science in Engineering, Computer Science
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Completed December 2013

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science and Engineering
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics
Minor, Physics
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Completed May 2011


PUBLICATIONS

  • Stephen Checkoway, Shaanan Cohney, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Nadia Heninger, Jacob Maskiewicz, Eric Rescorla, Hovav Shacham, Ralf-Philipp Weinmann. "A Systematic Analysis of the Juniper Dual EC Incident". To appear ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2016. [PDF]

  • Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Gabriel Kaptchuk, Ian Miers, Michael Rushanan. "Dancing on the Lip of the Volcano: Chosen Ciphertext Attacks on Apple iMessage". To appear USENIX Security, 2016. [PDF]

  • Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers. "Accountable Privacy for Decentralized Anonymous Payments". In Financial Cryptography and Data Security, 2016. [PDF] [FC] [ePrint]

  • Joseph A. Akinyele, Christina Garman, Susan Hohenberger. "Automating Fast and Secure Translations from Type-I to Type-III Pairing Schemes". In ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS), 2015. [PDF] [CCS] [ePrint]

  • Christina Garman, Kenneth G Paterson, Thyla van der Merwe. "Attacks Only Get Better: Password Recovery Attacks Against RC4 in TLS". In USENIX Security, 2015. [PDF] [USENIX]

  • Eli Ben-Sasson, Alessandro Chiesa, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers, Eran Tromer, Madars Virza. "Zerocash: Practical Decentralized Anonymous E-Cash from Bitcoin". In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2014. [PDF] [IEEE] [ePrint]

  • Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers, Aviel Rubin. "Rational Zero: Economic Security for Zerocoin with Everlasting Anonymity". In Workshop on Bitcoin Research, 2014. [PDF]

  • Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Ian Miers. "Decentralized Anonymous Credentials". In Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS) Symposium, 2014. [PDF] [ePrint]
  • Ian Miers, Christina Garman, Matthew Green, Aviel Rubin. "Zerocoin: Anonymous Distributed E-Cash from Bitcoin". In IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (Oakland), 2013. [PDF] [IEEE]

  • Joseph A. Akinyele, Christina Garman, Ian Miers, Matthew W. Pagano, Michael Rushanan, Matthew Green, Aviel D. Rubin. "Charm: A Framework for Rapidly Prototyping Cryptosystems". In Journal of Cryptographic Engineering, 2013. [PDF] [JCEN]

  • Garman C*, Bindert N*, Sunkara A*, Paliulis L, Ebenstein DM. "Deformation Mapping in Micro- and Nanoscale Fibers". In: N Tamura, editor. Probing Mechanics at Nanoscale Dimensions, (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1185), 2009.


PROGRAM COMMITTEES

  • Workshop on Bitcoin Research 2016

  • IEEE Security and Privacy (Student) 2016

  • USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT) 2015

  • Workshop on Bitcoin Research 2015

  • Subreviews for PKC 2012, USENIX 2012, FC 2014, USENIX 2014, CCS 2014, FC 2015, USENIX 2015, USENIX 2016, CRYPTO 2016


SOFTWARE PROJECTS

  • AutoGroup+: cryptographic tool for securely and automatically converting Type-I (symmetric) to Type-III (asymmetric) pairing schemes

  • Zerocash: privacy-preserving decentralized anonymous payment system

  • Zerocoin: cryptographic extension to Bitcoin that augments the protocol to allow for fully anonymous currency transactions
  • Charm: cryptographic library written in Python to facilitate intuitive, modular, and reusable development and analysis of cryptographic schemes and protocols


ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION

  • Student Instructor, EN.600.443 “Security and Privacy in Computing”, Dr. Matthew D. Green, Johns Hopkins University. Fall 2015.
    • Lectured, helped create syllabus, created course assignments and exams, and provided help for students
  • Teaching Assistant, EN.600.454/EN.650.445 “Practical Cryptographic Systems”, Dr. Matthew D. Green, Johns Hopkins University. Fall 2012.
    • Created course projects on the security of practical cryptographic systems, graded projects, and provided help for students
  • Teaching Assistant, EN.600.443 “Security and Privacy”, Dr. Aviel D. Rubin, Johns Hopkins University. Fall 2011.
    • Course projects on buffer overflows and web security


ABOUT ME

Christina Garman is a fifth year Ph.D. student at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). Her current research interests are in cryptography, cryptographic implementations, and privacy. Some of her recent work has been on the weaknesses of RC4 in TLS, cryptographic automation, decentralized anonymous e-cash, and decentralized anonymous credentials. She is also one of the co-founders of ZCash, a startup building a cryptocurrency based on Zerocash. A copy of her CV can be found here [PDF].

Her undergraduate degrees are in computer science and mathematics, with a minor in physics, from Bucknell University ('Ray Bucknell!). While she was there, she did research in a variety of fields, including biomimetics, idempotent matrices, network condition forecasting, and quantum computing. She also played D1 lacrosse and has continued her love for the sport with the club team at Hopkins.


OTHER SITES

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Last modified Sun 8 May 2016.