Foteini Baldimtsi

I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at George Mason University. My research interests are in cryptography, security and data privacy with a special focus in electronic cash, Bitcoin and blockchain technologies and private authentication techniques. My research is supported by NSF and an IBM faculty award. 

I received my Ph.D. from Brown University in May 2014 where I was supervised by Anna Lysyanskaya. During my time at Brown I was fortunate to spent a semester at Microsoft Research in Redmont, WA working in the Cryptography group with Melissa Chase and a summer at IBM Research in Zurich working as a member of the Cryptography and Security group. From 2014 to 2016 I was postdoctoral researcher in the BU Security group at Boston University and also had a research affiliation with the Crypto.Sec group at University of Athens. 

You can find my CV here.

  • I am looking for PhD students with CS theory and mathematical background and interests in cryptography, privacy and blockchain technologies. If you are interested please apply here and also drop me an email.


Program committees: ACM-CCS 2017, Bitcoin Scaling Workshop 2017, PST 2017BITCOIN 2017, FC 2017, IEEE EuroS&P Blockchain Workshop 2017, SCN 2016BITCOIN 2016 

Technical Reports
  • Attacks on the AKACP Protocol, K. Chalkias, F. Baldimtsi, D. Hristu-Varsakelis, S.T. Halkidis and G. Stephanides, IACR Cryptology Eprint Archive, 2010/500, 2010.

Contact address:
Foteini Baldimtsi
CS Department
George Mason University
4400 University Drive MSN 4A5
Fairfax, VA 22030 USA