Maria Francis

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science and Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad. Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Algebra at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU), Linz, Austria where I worked under the supervision of Prof. Manuel Kauers.  Prior to that, I was a doctoral student at the Computer Science and Automation department at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. My research supervisor was Dr.Ambedkar Dukkipati.  During the period 2007 - 2009, I worked with Microsoft India (R &D)  as a  Program Manager. I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Calicut. 

My research interests are in Computer Algebra, Commutative Algebra, Lattice Cryptography, and Pairings-based cryptography.