Benjamin Fuller portrait

About me

I am an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining UConn I was a cryptographic researcher building secure systems at MIT Lincoln Laboratory from 2007-2016 in the Secure, Resilient Systems and Technology Group. I completed my Ph.D. at Boston University. While at BU I contributed to the BUSEC group.

My primary research area is cryptography spanning from complexity/reduction-based cryptography, information theory, and applied cryptography necessary to deploy systems. Ideally, I'm able to take a real problem, develop a theoretically sound approach, and work with others to implement a proof of concept.

The CSE and ECE departments are jointly organizing a security seminar throughout the 2016 academic year.  We're always looking for exciting speakers.

I also work with UConn's cyber security club. I encourage interested students to attend a meeting or talk to me about possible problems in cyber security.

I keep my CV up to date and I try and include all updates on this site as well.  My google scholar page is also a good reference for my research.

Office Hours

Current office hours for Spring 2017 are Tuesday 11am-12pm and Wednesday 1-2pm


  • SPAR Test and Evaluation Code
    The data and query generation software used in our team’s evaluation of searchable encryption has been open sourced.  It is available here:
  • Twitter famous
    Apparently I’m a little twitter famous now.  Had multiple people tweet at my presentation at Visa Research on Friday.  Tweet 1, 2, and 3.
  • My presentation at Security and Privacy
    Security and Privacy is providing videos in near real time of the conference.  My talk on searchable encryption has been posted. A full version of my SoKTalk can be downloaded as well.

Contact Me

Phone: (860) 486-2122
Address: 371 Fairfield Way
Unit 4155
Storrs, CT 06269
ITE 243