Rosario Gennaro

Director, CAISS

Main Affiliation

Computer Science

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity
  • Privacy


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Rosario Gennaro_Computer Science Professor

Rosario Gennaro


Rosario Gennaro received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, and was a researcher at the IBM T.J.Watson Research Center before joining City College in the Summer of 2012. His research focuses on cryptography and network security and more in general on theoretical computer science. His most recent works address the security of the cloud computing infrastructure, the issues of privacy and anonymity in electronic communication, and proactive security to minimize the effects of system break-ins.

Prof.Gennaro serves as the Director of the Center for Algorithms and Interactive Scientific Software (CAISS)


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1996

M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1993

Laurea in Matematica, Universita' di Catania, Italy, 1989.

Research Interests

Cryptography, Network Security, Theoretical Computer Science


My full publication list can be found on DBLP

Also see my Google Scholar profile