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Nathan L. Chenette

Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Nathan Chenette has joined the department after a one-year appointment in the Department of Mathematics. He has done extensive research on searchable encryption, has been a cryptography consultant for Miri Systems, and has participated in intensive summer research programs on classified problems related to national security. His technical skills include proficiencies in Python, C/C++, Lisp Scheme, and Hadoop MapReduce computer languages and software frameworks. In his spare time, Dr. Chenette enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

Teaching Interests

  • Cryptography
  • Algorithms
  • Theory
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Combinatorics

Research Experiences

  • Designing encryption schemes that allow efficient search on ciphertexts


  • Centers for Communications Research, Institute for Defense Analyses, Summers of2011, 2013, and 2016
  • National Security Agency, Summer 2009

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Algorithms, Combinatorics, & Optimization, 2012
  • BS, Harvey Mudd College, Math & Computer Science, 2007