Brief Biography

A hearty Welcome! 

I am an Assistant Professor at Dept. of Computer Science & Automation (CSA), Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, India. Together with my students, I am part of the Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab. I am also associated with the Theoretical Computer Science Group at CSA.

Prior to coming to IISc, I spent three and half wonderful years as post-doctoral fellows at University of Bristol, UK (hosted by Prof. Nigel Smart), ETH Zurich, Switzerland (hosted by Prof. Ueli Maurer) and Aarhus University, Denmark (hosted by Prof. Ivan Damgaard) and as visitors at Indian Statistical Institute Kolkata, India (hosted by Prof. Bimal Roy) and Bar-Ilan University, Israel (hosted by Prof. Yehuda Lindell).

I spent five and half colorful years of my student life at IIT Madras doing PhD (with Prof. C. Pandu Rangan) and Master of Science by Research (with Prof. Sukhendu Das).

Born in a remote village of West Bengal, I graduated from Haldia Institute of Technology and completed my initial studies from Kumarpur Hateswar High School and Gobardhanpur Pramathanath Vidyayatan, West Bengal.

I work on Cryptography and Secure Distributed Computing.

Apart from science, I have artistic inclinations towards photography and writing.

My detailed biodata is available here.

Contact Me

Room No. 331
Department of Computer Science & Automation
Indian Institute of Science
Bengaluru 560012, India
Email: Cryptography and Information Security (CrIS) Lab.

Open Positions

B.E./B. Tech./B. Sc. summer internship: Please apply via Indian Academy of Science if you are NOT an IISc student. For IISc students who have done Crypto courses in CSA and have strong performance, contact me for details of internship availability.

Research Assistantship: At present I do not have any positions. Upon availability, advertisements for the same will be put up here.


- Awarded TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) Young Afiliateship 2017.
- Awarded INAE Young Engineer Award 2017.
- Organizing Indocrypt'17 and serving in the PC of EUROCRYPT 2018 and PKC 2018. Please submit good papers!
- Received SERB Women Excellence Award 2017!
- Stay tuned to our exciting reading groups on trendy and classic topics in Cryptography!