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. I am also working on the applications of blockchain technology to socially relevant issues. If you are interested in working with me on any of these topics, please send me email!

Email: {first name} AT cse.iitm.ac.in
Office: SSB 403, CSE dept, IIT Madras