I am an assistant professor at UC Berkeley. I am interested in security, systems, and applied cryptography.
I co-founded the RISELab
, whose aim is to build systems that are secure and intelligent.
I am also a co-founder and the CTO of PreVeil
, a security startup based on my research.
Before joining UC Berkeley, I did a one-year postdoc at ETH
Zürich in the System Security group led by Prof. Srdjan Capkun.
Before that, in 2014, I completed my Ph.D. in computer science at MIT
, my thesis being about building practical systems that compute on encrypted data.
My advisor was Professor Nickolai
, and I was also fortunate to work closely with: Professor Hari Balakrishnan
(in systems), Professor Shafi Goldwasser
, Professor Yael Kalai
, and Professor Vinod Vaikuntanathan
I earned my
Masters of Engineering in Computer Science in 2010 and my two Bachelors in
Computer Science and Mathematics in 2009 also from MIT.
My PhD thesis was awarded a George M. Sprowls Award
for best MIT CS doctoral theses. As a professor, I was awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship
, Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship
, Bakar Faculty Fellowship
, and I was named as in the list of 35 innovators under 35
by MIT Technology Review.