Thomas Ristenpart

Thomas Ristenpart

Thomas Ristenpart


Discovery Fellow, Assistant Professor, Computer Sciences, Optimization

Years Active



  • B.S., University of California–Davis
  • Ph.D., University of California–San Diego

Research Description

Thomas Ristenpart’s research spans a wide range of computer security topics, most recently including cloud computing security, applied and theoretical cryptography, and embedded systems. His research seeks to uncover novel threats that arise with new technologies, as well as develop principled, theoretically-sound computer systems enjoying improved security.


  • NSF Career Award, 2013
  • Sloan Fellow, 2015