About Me


Hi! I'm Paul, an undergraduate majoring in computer science, mathematics, and statistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am fortunate to be doing research with Nadia Heninger. I'm applying to computer science Ph. D. programs this fall. Generally, I'm interested in cryptography, computer security, and related systems building. My research experiences include implementing and designing bignum parallelized algorithms related to cryptography, and theoretical exploration of lattice reduction algorithms.

My other hobbies include running, yoga, listening to podcasts, drinking hot chocolate, and making a variety of oatmeal. I am also fond of animals.


Post-Quantum RSA. Daniel J. Bernstein, Nadia Heninger, Paul Lou, and Luke Valenta. PQCrypto 2017.

TA Experience

CIS-262: Theory of Computation, Fall 2016.
CIS-380: Operating Systems, Fall 2017, 2018 (Head TA).
CIS-548: Operating Systems (Graduate), Spring 2018.
CIS-556: Cryptography (Graduate), Fall 2018


B.S.E. Computer Science, Mathematics. Expected December 2018.
B.S. Economics, Concentration in Statistics. Expected December 2018.
Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology

Contact me!

You can contact me by email: plou [AT] seas [DOT] upenn [DOT] edu.