Adam D. Smith

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering Department
Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Ph.D. (MIT), 2004
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2009.

  • Research: Papers and talk slides
  • Teaching: Courses, students, info for prospective students
  • Biographical data: CV, short bio, portraits (2006, 2009).
  • Contact:
    • Email: asmith concatenated with psu dot edu
    • Phone: +1 (814) 863-0076
    • Office: IST 338K
  • My nearly defunct blog: Oddly Shaped Pegs
Picture of me, Olympic National Park (WA), July 2003. I have less
  hair now.


About me

I am part of the Theory of Computation and the Systems and Internet Infrastructure Security (SIIS) groups at Penn State. If you are interested in cryptography or theoretical computer science, consider attending the theory seminar (or at least sign up for the mailing list).

During Fall 2006, before coming to Penn State, I was Securing Cyberspace at UCLA's IPAM. Previously, I was a post-doc at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel, hosted by Moni Naor. Before that, I did a Ph.D. in the Computer Science and AI Lab at MIT, under the supervision of Madhu Sudan.

Last modified: Sun Aug 24 15:59:30 EDT 2014
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