Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania

Nadia Heninger is an assistant professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her research focuses on security, applied cryptography, and algorithms. She is best known for her work identifying widespread entropy problems in cryptographic keys, and developing the “cold boot” attack against disk encryption systems. She has a Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton and a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from UC Berkeley, and had postdoctoral positions at UC San Diego and Microsoft Research New England.