I am a PhD student in Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am fortunate to have Elaine Shi as my advsior. Previously, I received MS in Information Security in 2021 from Carnegie Mellon University where I was also advised by Elaine. Even before, I received B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2018 from IIT Kanpur.
My research interests are in Cryptography and Blockchains, and I am generally interested in Theoretical Computer Science and Cyber Security. My ambition is to develop cryptographic tools to build technology that can be trusted. On one hand, I enjoy studying problems such as fully homomorphic encryption and functional encryption which have engendered a new wave of exuberance in the research community in recent years. On the other, it is also motivating to see cryptography applied to solve practical problems, such as the impact of zero-knowledge arguments on making blockchains scalable and more secure. My current work focuses on functional encryption and program obfuscation.
You can find my CV here.
Please feel free to contact me at nvanjani [at] cmu.edu.