Tal Malkin


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As head of the Cryptography Lab, Tal Malkin works to create sound mathematical foundations for security and privacy applications, such as public key encryption, private database search, and secure computation.

Once largely the realm of political intrigue and military applications, today cryptography is essential to banking, voting, communicating, shopping, and much of our online activity. Malkin sets out to define and prove the exact parameters within which a code is secure. At the same time, she works to create a less ad hoc approach on known attacks and a more scientific approach to security that is proof-based.

Malkin is particularly attuned to the need to save and store data without compromising privacy. As chair of the Data Science Institute Cybersecurity Center, she has worked with Columbia Law School on questions concerning cryptography and law enforcement.