About Me

Nikhil Vanjani

Hi! I am pursuing MS in Infomation Security at Carnegie Mellon University. I am fortunate to be advised by Dr. Elaine Shi for my masters thesis on functional encryption. I completed my B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur, India in 2018. My research interests are in Cryptography and Blockchains, and I am generally interested in Theoretical Computer Science and Cyber Security.

My Career

Theory Group, Algorand Inc

Investigated about cryptographic tools needed to enable building complex and powerful Layer 2 Smart Contracts in AlgoClarity

May 2021 - August 2021
Intern - Smart Contracts Researcher

Carnegie Mellon University

Masters Thesis on Multi-Client Functional Encryption

August 2020 - Present
MS in Information Security

IIT Madras

Worked on design and development of blockchain-based technologies

August 2019 - June 2020
Research Assistant

Cohesity Inc

Worked with Data Path and Data Protection teams

June 2018 - July 2019
Member of Technical Staff

IIT Kanpur

Completed my undergraduate studies

June 2018
B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering

Lucideus Inc

Worked on system hardening of various technology stacks

May-July 2017
Intern

IIT Kanpur New York Office

Worked on Anaylsis of Attacks on Darknet

May-July 2016
Research Track Exploration (RTE) Intern

IIT Kanpur New York Office

Worked on news feed generation

May-July 2016
Machine Learning Intern

IIT Kanpur

Started my undergraduate studies

July 2014
B Tech in Computer Science and Engineering

My Interests