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# snapshot summary
# non-professional
# contact

# snapshot summary

I’m a cryptographer at the University of Chicago working with 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 recently received my PhD from the University of Chicago after having received my BS from RIT. During my time in school, I did research at Google, with Kevin Yeo and the rest of the Private Computing Group. I also have done internships at Meta and BMW in the past. For more info, see the pdf copies of my resume or my CV.

# 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, email me: alexhoover (at) uchicago (dot) edu. Alternatively, you can reach me @axhoover on Keybase.

You can also reach out through my Bluesky or LinkedIn accounts, but I’m less responsive on those.

I also leave some of my time available for open discussion scheduling. Just pick a time.


Last updated: 2024-06

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