Hi, I am a final-year Ph.D. student in the Decentralized and 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 Privacy, Computer and Network Security, and Smart Contracts. I am currently focused on reducing metadata leakage from encrypted data formats and protocols for secure communication, building robust systems for private information retrieval, improving security of software-update systems, and scaling and securing smart contracts.
Ph.D. in Computer Science, 2015 - now
École polytechnique fédérale de 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correspondence, transparency via a collectively-signed update timeline, and efficient release validation by arbitrarily out-of-date clients.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 for the Contiki OS (TinyDTLS) with an extension for secure group communication. Our extension enables securing multicast messages and their corresponding unicast responses.
I have supervised four master’s theses, three master’s and two bachelor’s semester projects, and served as a teaching assistant for the following courses at EPFL:
I have served on the program committee or student editorial board of the following journals, conferences and workshops:
I also have been an external reviewer and a sub-reviewer for: