Dana (Glasner) Dachman-Soled

Dana (Glasner) Dachman-Soled

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and UMIACS
Department of Computer Science (affiliate)
University of Maryland
3407 A.V. Williams Building
College Park, MD 20742, USA

Phone: (301) 405-9927
Email: danadach at ece dot umd dot edu

Research | Teaching | Professional Activities


I have recently joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park as an assistant professor. I am also affiliated with the Maryland Cybersecurity Center. I am looking for bright and self-motivated students who are interested in the area of Cryptography. If you are interested in working with me, please contact me via email.

About Me

Prior to joining University of Maryland, I spent two years as a postdoc at Microsoft Research New England. Before that, I completed my PhD at Columbia University under the supervision of Prof. Tal Malkin.
Here is my CV.

Research Interests

My main research area is the foundations of cryptography. I am also interested in property testing of Boolean functions and cryptographic hardness of learning.


  • Leakage-Resilient Circuits Revisited -- Optimal Number of Computing Components without Leak-free Hardware
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, H. S. Zhou
    Eurocrypt 2015, to appear. eprint version
  • Locally Decodable and Updatable Non-Malleable Codes and Their Applications
    D. Dachman-Soled, F. H. Liu, E. Shi, H. S. Zhou
    TCC 2015, to appear. eprint version
  • Adaptively Secure, Universally Composable, Multi-Party Computation in Constant Rounds
    D. Dachman-Soled, J. Katz, V. Rao
    TCC 2015, to appear. eprint version
  • Approximate resilience, monotonicity, and the complexity of agnostic learning
    D. Dachman-Soled, V. Feldman, L.Y. Tang, A. Wan, K. Wimmer
    SODA 2015, to appear.

  • Feasibility and Infeasibility of Secure Computation with Malicious PUFs
    D. Dachman-Soled, N. Fleischhacker, J. Katz, A. Lysyanskaya, D. Schröder
    Crypto 2014.

  • Leakage-Tolerant Computation with Input-Independent Preprocessing
    N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, H. Lin
    Crypto 2014.

  • A Black-Box Construction of a CCA2 Encryption Scheme from a Plaintext Aware Encryption Scheme
    D. Dachman-Soled
    PKC 2014.

  • On Minimal Assumptions for Sender-Deniable Public Key Encryption
    D. Dachman-Soled
    PKC 2014.

  • Enhanced Chosen-Ciphertext Security and Applications
    D. Dachman-Soled, G. Fuchsbauer, P. Mohassel; A. O'Neill
    PKC 2014.

  • Securing Circuits and Protocols Against 1/poly(k) Tampering Rate
    D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai
    TCC 2014.

  • Can Optimally-Fair Coin Tossing be Based on One-Way Functions?
    D. Dachman-Soled, M. Mahmoody, T. Malkin
    TCC 2014.

  • Adaptive and Concurrent Secure Computation from New Adaptive, Non-Malleable Commitments
    D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin, M. Raykova and M. Venkitasubramaniam
    Asiacrypt 2013. eprint version
  • Why "Fiat-Shamir for Proofs" Lacks a Proof
    N. Bitansky, D. Dachman-Soled, S. Garg, A. Jain, Y. T. Kalai, A. Lopez-Alt, D. Wichs
    TCC 2013.
    Merge of this and this.
  • On The Centrality of Off-Line E-Cash to Concrete Partial Information Games
    S. G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, M. Yung
    SCN 2012. pdf
  • Securing Circuits Against Constant-Rate Tampering
    D. Dachman-Soled, Y. T. Kalai
    CRYPTO 2012. eprint version
  • Efficient Password Authenticated Key Exchange via Oblivious Transfer
    R. Canetti, D. Dachman-Soled, V. Vaikuntanathan, H. Wee
    PKC 2012.
  • Computational Extractors and Pseudorandomness
    D. Dachman-Soled, R. Gennaro, H. Krawczyk, T. Malkin
    TCC 2012. eprint version
  • A canonical form for testing Boolean function properties
    D. Dachman-Soled and R. Servedio
    RANDOM 2011. pdf
  • Secure Efficient Multiparty Computing of Multivariate Polynomials and Applications
    D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin, M. Raykova and M. Yung
    ACNS 2011. pdf
  • On the Black-Box Complexity of Optimally-Fair Coin Tossing
    D. Dachman-Soled, Y. Lindell, M. Mahmoody, T. Malkin
    TCC 2011. pdf
  • Improved Non-Committing Encryption with Applications to Adaptively Secure Protocols
    S. G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee
    Asiacrypt, 2009. pdf
  • Efficient Robust Private Set Intersection
    D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin, M. Raykova and M. Yung
    ACNS, 2009. pdf
  • Simple, Black-Box Constructions of Adaptively Secure Protocols
    S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee
    TCC, 2009. pdf
  • Optimal Cryptographic Hardness of Learning Monotone Functions
    D. Dachman-Soled, H. Lee, T. Malkin, R. Servedio, A. Wan and H. Wee
    ICALP, 2008. pdf
  • Black-Box Construction a Non-Malleable Encryption Scheme from Any Semantically Secure One
    S.G. Choi, D. Dachman-Soled, T. Malkin and H. Wee
    TCC, 2008. pdf
  • Distribution-Free Testing Lower Bounds for Basic Boolean Functions
    D. Glasner and R. Servedio
    RANDOM 2007. pdf
  • Configuration Reasoning and Ontology For Web
    D. Glasner and V. C. Sreedhar
    SCC, 2007.

  • Geometrical characteristics of regular polyhedra: Application to EXAFS studies of nanoclusters
    D. Glasner and A. I. Frenkel
    AIP Conf. Proc., 2007.

  • Geometry and Charge State of Mixed-Ligand Au13 Nanoclusters A. I. Frenkel, L. D. Menard, P. Northrup, J. A. Rodriquez, F. Zypman, D. Glasner, S.P. Gao, H. Xu, J.C. Yang and R.G. Nuzzo
    AIP Conf. Proc., 2007.


Professional Activities

Program Committee member: SCN 2012, CRYPTO 2013.