PhD in Computer Science (Stanford University)
Research keywords: Privacy and anonymity; Human-centric security; Decentralised systems security; Real-world cryptography; Post-quantum cryptography; Cryptographic protocols; Voting; Provable democracy; Decentralised finance. Research ethos: To foster the development of cryptography and its applications for the betterment of humankind, one individual at a time. With my students and colleagues, I have contributed a number of protocols, several of which have been adopted by the industry and (extremely) widely used in the real world for securing information and transactions in a privacy-friendly manner. My formal contributions include about 100 research papers and patents with upwards of 15,000 scholarly citations (h-index >42 for those who care about publication metrics).