Rio LaVigne


Rio LaVigne
Graduate Student in CSAIL, Theory of Computation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me

I am a CS PhD Candidate advised by Vinod Vaikuntanathan and Virginia Williams. I am interested in cryptography and complexity theory  —  and especially the problems in their intersection. I have quite a lot of experience working on Topology-Hiding Computation (a generalization of MPC), and have been exploring the notion of fine-grained cryptography. Most recently, I have been working on robust property-preserving hashes: compressing data while retaining meaningful properties in a secure way against an adversary.

In 2016, I spent a couple of months in Israel working with Elette Boyle, Tal Moran, and Adi Akavia. Before my time at MIT, I was an undergraduate at Stanford, where I worked with Dan Boneh and Ryan Williams.

For more details, check out my cv.

I also thoroughly enjoy talking about all of my projects in both formal and informal settings. Please email me if you have any questions about my work or would like me to give a talk! Here is my presentation from Crypto 2017: Topology Hiding Computation on All Graphs.