Pratik Sarkar

A hearty welcome to my homepage. I am a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, Boston University, working under the supervision of Prof. Ran Canetti. I am fortunate to be part of the amazing BUSec group. In summer 2021, I interned at the Cryptography team of VISA Research. In summer 2022, I am interning at Meta (previously Facebook) as a Research Scientist intern in the Statistics and Privacy team.

Previously, I have completed my Master's degree at the Department of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, where I was working under Dr. Arpita Patra in Cryptography and Information Security Lab. I have completed my Bachelor's in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur (erstwhile Bengal Engineering College). During my Bachelor's I have worked at the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata under the supervision of Dr. Goutam Paul.

Research

I am broadly interested in providing Privacy-Preserving solutions using Multiparty Computation and Zero Knowledge.

Publications

My updated list of works can be found on dblp and google scholar.

Articles in conferences/journals

  1. Suvradip Chakraborty, Chaya Ganesh, Mahak Pancholi and Pratik Sarkar, Reverse Firewalls for Adaptively Secure MPC without Setup. Asiacrypt 2021, Full Version.

  2. Navid Alamati, Hart Montgomery, Sikhar Patranabis and Pratik Sarkar, Two-Round Adaptively Secure MPC from Isogenies, LPN, or CDH. Asiacrypt 2021.

  3. Kang Yang, Pratik Sarkar, Chenkai Weng and Xiao Wang, Quicksilver: Efficient and Affordable Zero-Knowledge Proofs for Circuits and Polynomials over Any Field. CCS 2021 (Best Paper Runner-Up), Full Version.

  4. Ran Canetti, Pratik Sarkar and Xiao Wang, Efficient and Round-Optimal Oblivious Transfer and Commitment with Adaptive Security. Asiacrypt 2020, Full Version.

  5. Ran Canetti, Pratik Sarkar and Xiao Wang, Blazing Fast OT for Three-Round UC OT Extension. PKC 2020, Full Version.

  6. Chaya Ganesh, Yashvanth Kondi, Arpita Patra and Pratik Sarkar, Efficient Adaptively Secure Zero-knowledge from Garbled Circuits. PKC 2018, Full Version.

  7. Ashish Choudhury, Gayathri Garimella, Arpita Patra, Divya Ravi, Pratik Sarkar, Crash-Tolerant Consensus in Directed Graph Revisited (Extended Abstract). SIROCCO 2018, Full Version.

  8. Arpita Patra, Pratik Sarkar, Ajith Suresh, Fast Actively Secure OT Extension for Short Secrets. NDSS 2017, Full Version.

  9. Ashish Choudhury, Gayathri Garimella, Arpita Patra, Divya Ravi, Pratik Sarkar, Crash-Tolerant Consensus in Directed Graph Revisited. Brief Announcement, DISC 2017, Full Version.

  10. Goutam Paul, Pratik Sarkar, Sarbajit Mukherjee, Towards a More Democratic Mining in Bitcoins. ICISS 2014: 185-203

Preprints

  1. Saikrishna Badrinarayanan, Sikhar Patranabis and Pratik Sarkar, Statistical Security in Two-Party Computation Revisited.

  2. Ran Canetti, Pratik Sarkar and Xiao Wang, Triply Adaptive UC NIZK. Full Version.

  3. Megha Byali, Arpita Patra, Divya Ravi and Pratik Sarkar, Fast and Universally-Composable Oblivious Transfer and Commitment Scheme with Adaptive Security. Full Version.

Teaching


Achievements

Activities

  • Previous organizer of the BUSec MPC Reading Group

  • External Reviewer for Asiacrypt 2017-20, Crypto 2019-21, TCC 2019-21, STOC 2020, IEEE S&P 2020, PKC 2018, Eurocrypt 2018 and 2021.

  • Member of Cryptology Research Society of India

  • Member of IACR (International Association for Cryptologic Research)

  • Presented papers in Asiacrypt 2020, PKC 2020, ICISS 2014.

Contact

  • Official ID: pratik93 at bu dot edu

  • Gmail ID: iampratiksarkar at gmail dot com

  • Linkedin: Link

Resume

You can find my detailed resume here (Updated September 2021).