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# non-professional
# contact

# snapshot summary

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. I’m also currently working part-time at Google as a PhD Student Researcher with Kevin Yeo and the rest of the Private Computing Group.

Before graduate school, I got my BS at RIT. I worked at Meta during my PhD and BMW in undergrad. For more info, I have a pdf copy of my resume here.

# non-professional

I have a passing interest in a variety of fields like physics, biology, linguistics, psychology, law, and economics. I’m far from an knowledgeable about any of them, but I enjoy talking to experts, reading books, and watching videos to learn more. I never run out of questions to ask and am 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 to run, read, listen to music, 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!

# contact

To get in touch, message me on keybase or email me: alexhoover (at) uchicago (dot) edu.

You can also contact me through my Mastodon, LinkedIn, or Bluesky accounts. But, I make no promises about the activity of those.


Last updated: 2024-01

credit: this website’s is “inspired” (read: stolen) from Kunal Marwaha and Nathaniel R. Stickley, and uses pandoc