Protocol Labs Research

Anca Nitulescu

Research Scientist / CryptoLab


PhD in Cryptography, 2019

École normale supérieure

Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science, 2014

Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII)

Master's in Mathematics, 2013

University of Bucharest

Bachelor's in Mathematics, 2011

University of Bucharest

Anca is a cryptographer working on research problems related to Filecoin.

Anca holds a Ph.D. in Cryptography from École Normale Supérieure Paris (ENS) under the supervision of David Pointcheval and Dario Fire (IMDEA, Madrid). Their PhD subject revolved around SNARKs, a tool to prove integrity for results of Delegated Computation. They were a visiting assistant researcher at Columbia University, USA working with Rosario Gennaro and Mariana Raykova on Verifiable Computation topics. They also completed a postdoc at Aarhus University on topics related to authentication primitives and theoretical aspects of SNARKs.

Their main research interests are cryptographic proving systems, especially zero-knowledge proofs and succinct arguments of knowledge (SNARKs).

Areas of Expertise

Verifiable Computation, Proving systems (SNARKs, zero-knowledge proofs), Authentication primitives