Alex Hoover

Alex Hoover

Cryptography PhD student at the University of Chicago

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About Me

I’m a 4th year PhD student studying Cryptography at the University of Chicago, under my advisor David Cash. I primarily work on Cryptography and Provable Security, but I have a wide range interests. I have worked on topics ranging from quantum systems to complexity theory of elections.

When I’m not doing research, I generally like to spend time playing games and reading. Recently, I’ve had a lot of fun playing Melee, Chess, Dungeons and Dragons, and a various other games. This past year, the pandemic gave me plenty of time to read. Here’s a list of some of my recent favorites:

  • Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,
  • Curves for the Mathematically Curious,
  • The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class,
  • and the Mistborn Trilogy

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