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I am a Senior Staff Research Scientist at Visa Research. I work on cryptography, privacy, and blockchain. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a PhD from the Computer Science department.

I work in the Advanced Cryptography team with Pratyay Mukherjee, Yilei Chen, Daniel Masny, Gaven Watson, Peter Rindal, Peihan Miao and Saikrishna Badrinarayan. I have also worked with several great interns over the past few years: Srinivasan Raghuraman (MIT), Saikrishna Badrinarayanan (UCLA -> Visa Research), Peihan Miao (UCB -> Visa Research), Benedikt Bünz (Stanford), Ioannis Demertzis (UMD) and Chaya Ganesh (NYU -> Aarhus University).

I am/was on the program committee of 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 and LinkedIn.