I am an Associate Professor 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 DOT a} AT cse.iitm.ac.in
Office: SSB (Computer Science Block Annexe) 403, Computer Science and Engg, IIT Madras