“Fixing your computer gets a lot easier once you become willing to just reinstall the operating system.”

Hi! I’m Jonathan Takeshita (竹下ジョナサン賢), and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The University of Notre Dame du Lac. I am advised by Dr. Taeho Jung, and am a member of the Data, Security, and Privacy Lab. My graduate studies are generously supported by the Jack and Mary Ann Remick Fellowship in Engineering. For more information about my research, teaching, etc., please see the other pages on this site.

For Summer 2022, I was at Meta (formerly known as Facebook) as a Research Engineer Intern on the Statistics & Privacy team. My work at Meta focused on applying Trusted Execution Environments for use in privacy-preserving advertising analytics.

For Summer 2021, I was at Google as a Software Engineering Intern on the Privacy Infrastructure Research team. At Google, I worked on research and development for homomorphic encryption. (Project details are confidential.)

I hold a B.S.E. in Computer Science from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a B.A. in Engineering Physics and Music from Albion College. I have held various positions in research, development, and teaching at those institutions as well as at Epic, Washington University in St. Louis, and Schoolcraft College.

My research spans a wide range of topics in security and privacy, including work in privacy-preserving contact tracing, fully homomorphic encryption, private stream aggregation, secure multi-party computation, secure image deduplication, and compute-enabled RAM.

Besides research, I enjoy classical piano, C/C++ programming, Linux gaming, and Michigan football. I also have had the honor of serving as a Vice-President of Notre Dame’s Graduate Student Government for the 2020-2021 term.