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Aloni Cohen is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Data Science at the University of Chicago. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at Boston University, with a joint appointment at the Hariri Institute for Computing and the School of Law. Cohen’s research explores the interplay between theoretical cryptography, privacy, law, and policy. Through his work, Cohen aims to understand and resolve the tensions between the theory of cryptography and the privacy and surveillance law that governs its eventual real-world context. Cohen earned his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT where he was advised by Shafi Goldwasser and supported by a Facebook Fellowship and an NSF Graduate Student Fellowship. Cohen is a former affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and a Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.