Alessandro is a co-founder at StarkWare. Alessandro is a faculty member in Computer Science at EPFL and UC Berkeley. His research spans the areas of complexity theory, cryptography, and security, and focuses on the theoretical foundations and practical implementations of cryptographic proofs that are short and easy to verify. He is a co-author of several zkSNARK libraries, a co-inventor of the Zerocash protocol, and a founding scientist of the Zcash company. He received S.B. degrees in Computer Science and in Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science, from MIT. He is a recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship (2021), an Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2020), and Google Faculty Research Awards (2018 and 2017). He was included in MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators Under 35” list in 2018.