Dr. Mariana Raykova

Research Area: Cryptography

Dr. Mariana Raykova works in the areas of cryptography and security. She is interested in theoretical work that develops new cryptographic tools as well as applied cryptography projects that aim to use and implement cryptographic protocols in systems in order to enhance their security properties. 

Dr. Raykova’s research includes work in the areas of secure computation, oblivious data structures, zero knowledge and verifiable computation, and obfuscation.

She joined Google as a Research Scientist in 2019. Prior to that, holding the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science at Yale University between 2016 and 2018. Between 2013 and 2015 Dr. Raykova was a Research Scientist at the Computer Science Laboratory at SRI International
Mariana Raykova received her Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department of Columbia University and was co-advised by Tal Malkin and Steve Bellovin. After her Ph.D., Dr. Raykova spent a year as a postdoc at the Cryptography Group at IBM Research Watson.