Raju Krishnamoorthy
       Mathematician / Cryptographer

       Email: last name, alum, mit, edu





I am currently a cryptography researcher, working at Irreducible. Formerly, I was a postdoc at Humboldt Universität Berlin, under the supervision of Bruno Klingler. Before that, I made stops at BU Wuppertal, UGA, and FU Berlin, where I was an NSF postdoctoral fellow under the supervision of Hélène Esnault. I finished my PhD at Columbia University, where my advisor was Johan de Jong. Here is a (mildly outdated) CV.


I am currently working on succinct and verifiable computation over binary fields. In this field, I am especially interested in error-correcting codes, proximity gaps, and the PCP theorem. In addition, I am interested in arithmetic geometry and Hodge theory in all of its incarnations.

In research mathematics, I mostly thought about l-adic local systems and overconvergent F-isocrystals on smooth varieties over finite fields. I also developed an interest in in p-divisible groups on complete varieties over finite fields and central leaves on Shimura varieties. For a brief description of how I started studying these objects, please see here.

I've learned a lot of math from my graduate school friends Boris Alexeev, Stéphane Benoist, Aaron Bernstein, Phil Engel, and Michael McBreen