I am a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research India. My research interest is cryptography and its applications to security and privacy. Currently, my work at MSR focuses on secure multiparty computation and blockchains, and in particular, making cryptography practical, usable, and performant. Before joining MSR, I was a postdoc at UC Berkeley hosted by Sanjam Garg. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of California at Los Angeles under the wonderful guidance of Amit Sahai. My Ph.D. dissertation was recognized by the Dissertation Fellowship and the Dimitris N. Chorafas Dissertation Award, given for outstanding work in engineering sciences, medicine, and the natural sciences. I got my bachelor’s and master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Recently, I have been awarded the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) award by Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
I have had the pleasure of mentoring a few Research Fellows.