Vlad's researched advanced cryptography for nearly three decades. He wrote the book on secure multiparty computation, now adopted into courses at Stanford, Brown, Berkeley, GWU, and more. Much of his early work ran parallel to some of the best-known cryptographers today. His more recent work paves the way for the next generation of secure cryptographic communication.
Outside of academics, Vlad developed cutting-edge network-based cryptosystems at Bell Labs for over a decade. Nowadays, Vlad mentors one of his nearly 20 Ph.D. students and was recently awarded the prestigious James D. Lester Endowment Award from the Dean of Computing at Tech.