Sarah Scheffler

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sarah Scheffler applied cryptography research creates new cryptographic capabilities inspired by the needs of society, law, and policy.  Her research includes joint legal-cryptographic work on compelled decryption, end-to-end encrypted messaging, algorithmic fairness, and zero knowledge proofs.

Sarah received her Ph.D. in computer science from Boston University in 2021 advised by Prof. Mayank Varia. Prior to her work at BU, she worked as assistant research staff at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and received her B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Harvey Mudd College.

Sarah has also been a frequent volunteer for various outreach programs teaching computer science, programming, and cryptography to high school students.

Sarah can be reached at 320A Sherrerd Hall.