Tom Shrimpton

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Portland State University

Office: FAB 115-13
Email: teshrim at
Phone: +1 (503) 725-4055


Associate Professor
CISE Department
University of Florida
(As of September 2015)

Tom Shrimpton is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Portland State University. His research is in cryptography, with an emphasis on the theory and practice of hash functions, authenticated encryption, and other symmetric-key primitives. Recently, he has worked more broadly in applied cryptography. He earned a Ph.D. in 2004 from the University of California (Davis) under Phillip Rogaway. In 2009, Professor Shrimpton was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award.

In 2013-2014, he worked on a technology called "Format-transforming encryption" with his student Kevin Dyer, and collaborators Scott Coull and Tom Ristenpart. For this, they were awarded a generous gift from Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Update: In September of 2015, Professor Shrimpton will join the faculty of the University of Florida. He will be part of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering department, and a member of the new Florida Institue for Cyber Security.