I am a Senior Technologist (Security & Cryptography) in the Software Solutions & Algorithms group at Western Digital Research. I work on cryptography, information security, privacy, and blockchain. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD in Cryptography from the Computer Science department.
Previously, I was a Senior Staff Research Scientist in the Advanced Cryptography group at Visa Research where I had the good fortune of working with many brilliant researchers. I also mentored several interns like Srinivasan Raghuraman (MIT), Saikrishna Badrinarayanan (UCLA), Benedikt Bünz (Stanford), and Ioannis Demertzis (UMD), some of whom later joined Visa Research as full-time.