I am a chronic talker and lifelong learner who enjoys what I do. I was born in a remote village in Kerala, India's beautiful state known as "God's Own Country." My parents instilled in me the importance of following my dreams. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) from the College of Engineering (CET), Trivandrum. I pursued my passion at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), where I earned my Masters (Research) and Ph.D in CSE under the guidance of Prof. Arpita Patra. During my doctoral studies, I investigated the field of MPC for a small population, with applications to Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning (PPML).
I am a Senior MPC Researcher at The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Abu Dhabi, and I am affiliated with the Cryptography Research Center at TII. Previously, I conducted 1.5 years of post-doctoral research at the Cryptography and Privacy Engineering (ENCRYPTO) group at the Department of Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Schneider. My research orbits around the the design and development of applied MPC protocols, alongside exploring the fields of privacy-preserving machine learning and federated learning.
I have been awarded a Google PhD Fellowship for 2019. When you're bored, go to World Through My Eyes.