Hi, I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Decentralized/Distributed Systems lab at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) advised by Prof. Bryan Ford, and a member of IC3, The Initiative For CryptoCurrencies & Contracts. My research interests revolve around the topics in System and Network Security, Privacy, Distributed Systems, and Smart Contracts. I am currently focused on improving security of software-update systems, reducing metadata leakage from encrypted data formats, and building a secure peer-to-peer collaboration platform.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2015 - now
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)
Master of Science in Communication Systems, 2013-2015
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Specialist Degree in Information Security, 2008-2013
Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan
Exchange Student, Computer Science, 2012
University of Helsinki, Helsinki
A software-update framework that provides decentralized enforcement of development and release processes, independent verification of source-to-binary correspondence, transparency via a collectively-signed update timeline, and efficient release validation by arbitrarily out-of-date clients.
Joint DeDiS project that offers a framework for simulating and deploying decentralized and distributed cryptographic protocols.
Lightweight DTLS implementation with the extension for secure group communication. This is an extension to the TinyDTLS library by Olaf Bergmann shipped with Contiki OS. The version corresponds to the Instant Contiki 2.7 image. The purpose of the extension is to make it possible to secure multicast messages and unicast responses to these multicast messages.
I have supervised two master’s theses, two master’s and two bachelor’s semester projects, and served as a teaching assistant for the following courses at EPFL: