Department of Computer Science
Building & Room:
851 S.Morgan, MC152, Chicago, IL 60607
I build secure systems and protocols that incorporate cryptographic tools to solve real-world problems. My research lies in the intersection of cryptography, systems and theory, Some of the questions that I am exploring through my current research are: i) how can we scale cryptographic tools to handle new data types and computational tasks in cloud and big data settings?, ii) how can we optimize cryptographic protocols to enable reliable and private communication between low-resource devices, e.g., cyber-physical systems?, and iii) how do we make private end-to-end communication (and storage) truly private in the face of intrusive privacy laws, censorship, coercion and backdoors?
I obtained my PhD in computer science from Stony Brook University (SUNY at Stony Brook) where I was advised by Prof. Radu Sion. Before joining UIC, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University working with Prof. Michael Reiter. I am originally from Kolkata, India where I spent four years completing my undergraduate studies in computer science from Jadavpur University.
Ph.D.., Stony Brook University, 2020