Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois Chicago
851 S Morgan St
Chicago, IL 60607
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of Illinois Chicago. I build systems that incorporate cryptographic protocols to solve real-world problems. My research lies in the intersection of cryptography, systems and theory. As part of my research I build secure databases and cloud computing technologies, end-to-end encrypted messaging applications, and cryptographic tools for autonomous vehicle communication.
My current research involves answering the following questions (among other things)
- How do we make smart vehicle technologies more robust against adversarial interference?
- How do we make secure messaging services truly private and censorship-resilient?
- How do we design efficient cryptographic tools for statistical frameworks?
Previously I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Computer Science at Duke University, where I was working with Prof. Michael Reiter. I obtained my PhD from Stony Brook University where I was advised by Prof. Radu Sion. Even before that I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Jadavpur University, India
I am looking for students with fully funded RA/TA positions available. If you want to build secure systems, develop new cryptographic theory, or simply want to chat about other computer security-related research ideas, feel free to reach out.
|Jul 15, 2023||Our paper on designing a new invisible storage system will appear at IEEE Security and Privacy (Oakland) 2024.|
|May 15, 2023||Our paper on designing Wink: a new deniable secure messaging service will appear at at Usenix Security Symposium 2023.|
|Apr 3, 2023||Our paper on building cryptographic tools for sensor validation will appear at IEEE Euro S&P 2023.|
|May 15, 2022||I will join the department of computer Science@UIC in Fall 2023!|
|May 15, 2022||Our paper on private set intersection protocols incorporating statistical distances will appear at Usenix Security Symposium 2023.|