Foteini Baldimtsi

Short Bio

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 signature schemes, accumulators, ZK proofs, private authentication techniques and blockchain technologies. My research is supported by NSF (including an NSF CAREER award), NSA, DHS, CCI and faculty research awards from Google, Facebook and IBM.

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 Redmond, WA working in the Cryptography group and a summer at IBM Research in Zurich working as a member of the Cryptography and Security group. Between 2014 - 2016 I was a 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.

News: Excited to spend part of the 2022 summer as a Summer Faculty Fellow in the Cryptography Group of a16z.

Contact address:

CS Department, George Mason University4400 University Drive MSN 4A5Fairfax, VA 22030 USA




co-chair: FC 2022, ACM AFT 2021

Program Committees (selection): ACM-CCS 2022, FC 2022, Eurocrypt 2021, FC 2021, ACM-CCS 2020, NDSS 2019, PETS 2019, IEEE S&P 2019, FC 2019, ACM-CCS 2018, CRYPTO 2018, BITCOIN 2018, EuroSec 2018, SCNS 2018, ACM-CCS 2017, Bitcoin Scaling Workshop 2017, PST 2017, BITCOIN 2017, FC 2017, IEEE EuroS&P Blockchain Workshop 2017, SCN 2016, BITCOIN 2016

Other: I additionally serve as the Communications officer of the IACR.


For an up to date list look at my DBLP or Google Scholar.

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.