Marcella Hastings [pgp]

DSL, Moore 102


University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA


I work with Nadia Heninger in the Security Lab. I'm interested in applied cryptography, both in determining whether existing schemes are satisfying their theoretical assumptions in the wild, and on reformulating old schemes for new purposes.

2015 - present

Tufts University

Boston, MA


I received a bachelor of science in computer science and math from Tufts University's School of Engineering. I was heavily involved in the Computer Science Exchange as president and board member for 3 years. I also was a teaching assistant for several courses, spoke at the inaugural TEDxTufts, blogged for the admissions department, and enjoyed spending time with friends.

2011 - 2015


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. To appear at NDSS 2017. [ePrint]

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


  • My full resume is available. Keep in mind that I'm a grad student and not pursuing full-time developer positions.
  • My hobbies include weightlifting, rock climbing, and fabric engineering.
  • I used to do a lot of hackathons. See an assortment of half-finished but possibly amusing projects on my Github page.
  • Feel free to reach out if you'd like to talk.

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