I am an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UConn. My research interests cover cryptography, security, privacy, and distributed systems. More information about my research work can be found here.

I received my PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 2019. I was a member of the Cryptography Lab and the Data Science Institute at Columbia. During the PhD I was fortunate to be advised by Allison Bishop (Proof Trading and Cryptography lab at Columbia) and Tal Malkin (Cryptography lab at Columbia). I also worked closely with Justin Cappos (Secure Systems Lab at NYU).

Before joining UConn, I was a Cryptographer at NuCypher, a startup that builds an infrastructure for privacy-preserving applications. And before that, I cofounded CacheCash, a startup that builds a fully distributed content delivery network (CDN) service powered by a cryptocurrency. CacheCash was the core work I’ve done for my PhD thesis.


I am looking for self-motivated and talented PhD students, as well as UConn project students. If you are interested in working on timely and real-world problems in the fields of cryptography, privacy, and systems security, feel free to contact me!


August 2020: Joined UConn’s CSE department!