I am a computer science Ph.D. candidate at Princeton, where I am advised by Prof. Mark Zhandry. Previously, I received my B.S. in mathematics from MIT, where I had Prof. Erik Demaine as a research advisor.
I am broadly interested in the theory of computation, with a focus on the foundations of cryptography.
Contact: fermima at alum.mit.edu
Curriculum Vitae (last updated November 2019)
In summer 2018, I worked with Dr. Tancrède Lepoint as an intern at SRI International in New York City. I spent Jan–Feb 2019 visiting Prof. Alon Rosen and Prof. Elette Boyle at the IDC Herzliya FACT Center.
Public-Key Function Private Hidden Vector Encryption and More
James Bartusek, Brent Carmer, Abhishek Jain, Zhengzhong Jin, Tancrède Lepoint, Fermi Ma, Tal Malkin, Alex J. Malozemoff, and Mariana Raykova
Public-Key Function-Private Hidden Vector Encryption (and More)
ASIACRYPT 2019 (December 2019) [Slides]
The Distinction Between Fixed and Random Generators in Group-Based Assumptions
CRYPTO 2019 (August 2019) [Slides]
New Techniques for Obfuscating Conjunctions
SRI International (August 2018)
IDC Herzliya (January 2019)
Technion Theory Lunch (January 2019)
Weizmann Institute of Science Cryptography Seminar (February 2019)
UC Berkeley Cryptography Seminar (February 2019)
New York Crypto Day (May 2019) [Slides (50-minute version)]
EUROCRYPT 2019 (May 2019) [Slides (20-minute version)]
A Weak Model for the CLT13 Multilinear Maps
UCLA Cryptography Seminar (April 2018)
TCC 2018 (November 2018) [Slides]
Princeton General Exam Talk (May 2017) [Slides]