I am an Associate Professor and a Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman Faculty Fellow at the Computer Science and Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. My research interests are in cryptography, information security and generally, theoretical computer science. I earned my Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. During my Ph.D., I was extremely fortunate to be guided by Professor Dan Boneh in Cryptography (during an extended visit to Stanford University) and Professor Sriram Vishwanath in Information Theory. I also spent two years as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles with Professor Amit Sahai.

Today, my research focuses mainly on post-quantum cryptography, notably, cryptography based on the hardness of lattice problems. More generally, I am interested in exploring mathematical structures that enable novel, advanced capabilities in cryptography, in the classical as well as quantum regime. I am fascinated by the interplay of structure and randomness that lies at the heart of cryptography, not unlike abstract expressionism! If you are interested in working with me, please send me email.

Email: {first name} AT cse.iitm.ac.in
Office: SSB (Computer Science Block Annexe) 403, Computer Science and Engg, IIT Madras