Recent Publications; CV

My curriculum vitae, updated November 2018

Selected recent publications:


My research has focused on a wide variety of topics in theoretical computer science, including quantum computing, cryptography, design and analysis of algorithms, and distributed computing. I’m also interested in harmonic analysis, and its relationship to combinatorics, computing, and quantum mechanics.

Theory of Computing

Theory of Computing is a free, online journal.


Provably Secure Blockchain Design


Classical and Quantum-Secure Cryptography

Voting Technology

Voting Technology Research


Present Courses

Aikido, AH1200-002

I organize UConn’s Introduction to Aikido course (AH1200-002). This is a one-credit course, typically offered in both the Fall and Spring, focusing on the physical practice of Aikido, a Japanese martial art. The course is offered as part of the Allied Health program.

The course meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings, from 7:00-8:30, in the Hawley Armory Mat Room (downstairs).

Course Management

I typically use the CSE Moodle engine for course administration.


  • 860-486-4290
  • alexander_russell
  • Department of Computer Science & Engineering University of Connecticut, 371 Fairfield Way, Unit 2155 Storrs, CT 06269-2155
  • Thursday 1:00 to 3:00 (ITE 241) or email for appointment