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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.

I am/was on the program committee of FC 2021, Indocrypt 2020, SBC 2020, CESC 2019, FC 2019, SBC 2019, FC 2018 and SAC 2017.

You can reach me at [first name] [dot] [last name with w replaced by v] @gmail.com. I am also on Twitter, LinkedIn, and GitHub.