Tal Malkin is an associate professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, where she directs the Cryptography Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2000, and joined Columbia after three years as a research scientist in the Secure Systems Research Department at AT&T Labs – Research.

Her research interests are in cryptography, security, complexity theory, and related areas. She has served on program committees and steering committees for over twenty international conferences on cryptography, theoretical computer science, and security. She chaired the CT-RSA conference, and is on the editorial board for the Theory of Computing Journal.

Prof. Malkin is the recipient an NSF CAREER award, an IBM faculty partnership award, Google Faculty Research award, and a research fellowship of the Columbia University Diversity Initiative. Her research has been funded by NSF, NSA, NYSIA, DHS, IARPA, and gifts from Google, IBM, Mitsubishi, and NEC.