Luke Beckwith


3100 Engineering Building
George Mason University
ECE Department, CERG
4400 University Drive, MS 1G5
Fairfax, VA 22030
E-Mail: lbeckwit'at'
Curriculum Vitae: LinkedIn

Research Interest

  • Post Quantum Cryptography
  • Lattice Based Cryptography
  • Homomorphic Encryption
  • Hardware/Software Codesign
  • Embedded Systems
  • Reconfigurable Computing

Advisor: Dr. Kris Gaj


Luke Beckwith received his BSc in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2019. He continued his education at Virginia Tech, pursuing a MSc with Dr. William Diehl and received his degree in Fall 2020. Luke joined CERG as a part time PhD student in 2021 while also working part time at PQSecure, a cryptographic engineering start up. He is currently a part-time RA for his advisor, Dr. Kris Gaj.


  • L. Beckwith and W. Diehl, New directions for NewHope: Improving performance of post-quantum cryptography through algorithm-level pipelining, International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, FPT 2020, IEEE, pages 120–128, Dec., 2020 [Bibtex]