Marcella Hastings [pgp]

DSL, Moore 102
200 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia PA, 19104



I am a third-year PhD student with Nadia Heninger in the Security Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. My research interests cover a variety of topics, including measurement and evaluation of security vulnerabilities and development of efficient verifiable software.


Measuring small subgroup attacks against Diffie-Hellman. Luke Valenta, David Adrian, Antonio Sanso, Shaanan Cohney, Joshua Fried, Marcella Hastings, J. Alex Halderman, and Nadia Heninger. NDSS 2017. [ePrint]

Weak keys remain widespread in network devices. Marcella Hastings, Joshua Fried, and Nadia Heninger. IMC'16. [ACM] [slides].


I've been a teaching assistant for many courses at the University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University.

I developed coursework for the computer science workshop portion of GEMS 2017, a summer camp for middle-school girls interested in engineering, math, and science.


A variety of research and non-research projects can be found on my Github page, including general notes, teaching materials, and an assortment of half-finished hackathon projects.

My hobbies include powerlifting and fabric engineering.