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I’m a PhD student studying Cryptography at the University of Chicago under my advisor, David Cash. I have a wide range of interests and have worked on topics ranging from quantum systems to complexity of election manipulation. You can read about my more current research here.
Before grad school, I got my BS at RIT. I have also worked at Meta during my PhD and BMW in undergrad. For more info, I have a pdf copy of my resume here.
I have a passing interest in most of the physics, biology, linguistics, psychology, law, and economics. I’m far from an knowledgeable about any of them, but I like to talk to experts, read books, and watch videos to learn more. I never run out of questions to ask, and I’m fortunate to have the resources to get them answered as them come (for the most part).
When I’m not working or learning, I like run, read, and play games. I have a list of books that I got something out of and might recommend.
I tend to enjoy games that are difficult to master but fun to play at all levels. Some of those are Chess, Hollow Knight, Rocket League, Celeste, and Melee. I encourage anyone who likes games to push through the learning curves and try them!
To get in touch, message me on keybase or email me:
alexhoover (at) uchicago (dot) edu.
You can also reach out to me through my Mastodon, LinkedIn, or Bluesky accounts. But, I make no promises about the activity of those.
credit: this website’s is “inspired” (read: stolen) from Kunal Marwaha and Nathaniel R. Stickley, and uses pandoc