I am a PhD student in the Computer Science Department of the University of Virginia (UVA). I am focused on Theoretical Cryptography but I am broadly interested in Theoretical Computer Science as well. So far, my research has been devoted to understanding basic problems in foundations of public key encryption; in particular, I have studied how we can construct new primitives with useful features such as not having the key-escrow problem in identity based encryption (IBE). In particular, I enjoy proving tight positive and negative results that match to reveal what exactly we can do. I also enjoy implementing carefully designed algorithms and watch them work as predicted by theory too.
I completed my master's degree in Computer Science at UVA, advised by Mohammad Mahmoody.