Max Tromanhauser


I'm a master's student at Brown studying computer science. My current research is in multi-party computation, advised by Peihan Miao. My interests are in theoretical cryptography with a keen, aspirational focus in quantum cryptography.

Work Experience

Flatiron Health, New York

Senior Software Engineer

2020 – 2022

I built and maintained a prospective data collection platform with Flatiron's Clinical Research team to streamline clinical trials for the participating sites and patients. This included working with a multidisciplinary team to conduct the Prospective Clinico-Genomic (PCG) Study, which "aims to better understand how genomic changes in a patient’s tumor may predict response or impact resistance to treatment in people diagnosed with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer or extensive stage small cell lung cancer."

Software Engineer

2017 – 2019

I was on the Spotlight team in Flatiron's Real World Evidence (RWE) division, a multi-disciplinary group of engineers, biostatisticians, and clinicians which apply Flatiron’s extensive oncological dataset to questions facing research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and federal agencies.

Microsoft, Seattle

Software Engineer

2016 – 2017

I worked on the Azure Active Directory reporting team in Microsoft's Cloud + Enterprise division, contributing to the reporting data pipeline and UI on the Azure Portal.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Head Teaching Assistant

2015 – 2016

Teaching Assistant

2013 – 2015

I worked as a teaching assistant for Introduction to Computer Programming from my sophomore to my senior year as an undergraduate. My senior year, I acted as one of the three head teaching assistants, managing and instructing the staff of around sixty. During my tenure, I contributed to many aspects of the course, including recitation lesson plans, exam questions, staffing decisions, the grading technical infrastructure, and homework assignments.

Hail, Caesar! was the assignment I'm most proud of, which I wrote with help from other staff members. It teaches functions, array and string manipulation, and ASCII encoding, as well as introducing some basic cryptography concepts. It seems oddly prescient given my current research.