Divesh Aggarwal                             
      Senior Researcher                                                                     
    School of Computer and Communication Sciences                                              

I am a senior researcher in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences at EPFL. Before this, I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science at New York University from September 2012 to August 2014. I completed my PhD under the guidance of Prof. Ueli Maurer at ETH Zurich in February, 2012. I am on the job market this year, and am looking for long-term academic/research positions starting Fall 2016.

Contact Information:
   Address: INF 230 (Bâtiment INF), Station 14                            
                  CH-1015, Lausanne, Switzerland
   Phone:    +41-21-693-8107 (office)
                  +41-78-825-4097 (mobile)
   Email:      divesh.aggarwal@epfl.ch

Research Interests:
Broadly speaking, I am interested in discrete structures and their applications in theoretical computer science. In particular, I am interested in the following:
  •  Information-theoretic Cryptography
  •  Randomness Extractors and Applications
  •  Lattices in Computer Science
  •  Coding Theory
  •  Computational number theory

  • Inception makes non-malleable codes stronger [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal, Tomasz Kazana, and Maciej Obremski.
    In submission. 

  • Affine-malleable extractors, spectrum doubling, and application to privacy amplification [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal, Kaave Hosseini, and Shachar Lovett.
    In submission. 
  • A Note on lower bounds for non-interactive message authentication using weak keys [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal and Alexander Golovnev.
    ITW 2015. 
  • Affine-evasive sets modulo a prime [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal.
    Information Processing Letters 2015.
  • The leakage-resilience limit of a computational problem is equal to its unpredictability entropy [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal and Ueli Maurer.
    ASIACRYPT 2011. 
  • The equivalence of strong RSA and factoring in the generic ring model of computation [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal, Ueli Maurer, and Igor Shparlinski
    WCC 2011. 
  • Breaking RSA generically is equivalent to factoring  [link]
    Divesh Aggarwal and Ueli Maurer.
    EUROCRYPT 2009.

Teaching experience:
I have been a teaching assistant or recitation instructor for the following courses:
  • Cryptography                                         Fall 2008                 ETH Zurich
  • Information Security                               Spring 2008-2011    ETH Zurich
  • Algorithms, Probability and Computing     Fall 2011                 ETH Zurich
  • Fundamental Algorithms                         Fall 2012-2013         NYU

Professional Activities:
Program Committee: SCN 2016
Organizing Committee: TCC 2010
Reviewed several papers for: STOC, FOCS, SODA, Crypto, Eurocrypt, FSTTCS, ISAAC, TCC, Asiacrypt, Africacrypt, PKC, CT-RSA, SCN, Discrete Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science, Journal of Cryptology, Designs Codes and Cryptography, IEEE Transactions of Information Theory

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