Saba Eskandarian

Office: 346 Brooks Building


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses on applied cryptography, security, and privacy.

Previously, I was a PhD student in the Applied Cryptography Group at Stanford University, advised by Dan Boneh. Before that, I completed my bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science with an undergraduate minor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Virginia, advised by Mohammad Mahmoody.

I made a tool for more easily viewing UNC course listings.

I am looking for new PhD students for fall 2025!
Please see the UNC CS admissions page for information about applying.


  • Fall 2021, Fall 2022, Fall 2023, Fall 2024
  • Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024
  • CS355: Topics in Cryptography (co-instructor)

Graduate Students


Program Committees

  • Conferences:
  • IEEE S&P 2025, PETS 2025, IEEE S&P 2024, ACM CCS 2023, PETS 2023, USENIX Security 2022, Asiacrypt 2022, PETS 2022
  • Workshops:
  • PPMLP at CCS 2020
  • External reviews:
  • USENIX Security, IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, Crypto, Eurocrypt, NSDI, VLDB, PETS, Stanford Blockchain Conference, CCSW workshop, EuroSec